Sea King - Valetta, Malta

Sea King is seen in this photograph passing downbound in the Welland Canal
during the late afternoon of May 24, 1990. At the time she was nearing the approach wall
above lock 2 in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.

The history of SEA KING

The SEA KING which was up in the lakes a couple times in the late '80s and '90s has also come to end of her career. The 15,748 tonne bulk carrier was built in 1972 as ASLAUG and sailed as such until being renamed TORM ASLAUG in 1974. This name lasted until 1978 when the name SIFNOS was applied by new owners. Eight years of service under this name came to an end when she was sold again in 1986 and renamed KAPETAN ANTONIS II. She became KYRIAKOS M in 1988 and by the end of the year she had been renamed yet again, this time to SEA KING. In 1993 Vulcan Shipping Co., Ltd. (Project Shipping Inc.) of Cyprus, purchased the ship and renamed her MARINIK G and operated her for an additional 5 years. On April 15th, 1998, the worn out vessel headed towards Pakistan and ran herself aground at Gadani Beach where work on cutting her hull soon began.

Thanks to The World Ship Society's newsletter Marine News

Photo by: Jeff Cameron Copyright © 1990, 1998
Published: August 12, 1998