Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      SOKOTO
Arrived:1 Aug 1984
Departed:15 Sep 1984
Career:Standard type Polish built Elder Dempster Line ship owned by Midland Montagu Leasing Ltd., London. Flag: United Kingdom. Ex names: Sokoto-83, Bello Folawiyo-84. Renamed: 86-General Urdaneta, 92-Meng Horng, 93-Meng Kiat, broke tow & wrecked near Kalam, Vasai, India 3/7/98 reported as Meng Kai.
Tonnage:9,145 gross
Built:1978
Type:Cargo ship
Owner:Elder Dempster
LR/IMO Number:7712133
ID7712133

SOKOTO laid up in River Blackwater Date: 9 September 1984.

Above:  SOKOTO laid up in River Blackwater Date: 9 September 1984.
Source: Mersea Museum / John Jones

SOKOTO laid up in the River Blackwater. Date: 26 August 1984.

Above:  SOKOTO laid up in the River Blackwater. Date: 26 August 1984.
Source: Mersea Museum / Derek Sands

Ships laid up in the River Blackwater. ALIAKMON RIVER on the left, with SAPELE and SOKOTO in the distance. SOKOTO was in the river 1 August 1984 to 15 September 1984, helping date the photograph. Date: cSeptember 1984.

Above:  Ships laid up in the River Blackwater. ALIAKMON RIVER on the left, with SAPELE and SOKOTO in the distance. SOKOTO was in the river 1 August 1984 to 15 September 1984, helping date the photograph. Date: cSeptember 1984.
Source: Mersea Museum / Ted Ingham


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