Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      OPAL BOUNTY
Arrived:02 Jul 1982
Departed:27 Oct 1982
Career:'Strider' Class Ro/Ro container vessel built in 1977 by Setouchi, Kinoe. Owner: Strider 4 Ltd., Hamilton, Bermuda. Flag: Liberia. Renamed: 82-CCNI Atlantico, 82-Strider Exeter, 84-CCNI Austral, 84-Strider Exeter, 85-AES Challenge, 86-Klang Reefer, 99-MSC New Zealand, 01-Feeder 6.
Sailed October 1982 for River Tyne [ Mistral 1983 ].
Tonnage:5,311 gross
Built:1977
Type:RoRo ship
LR/IMO Number:7628318
ID7628318

OPAL BOUNTY in the Blackwater Date: 16 October 1982.

Above:  OPAL BOUNTY in the Blackwater Date: 16 October 1982.
Source: Mersea Museum / John Jones

OPAL BOUNTY in the River Blackwater, Essex Date: 16 October 1982.

Above:  OPAL BOUNTY in the River Blackwater, Essex Date: 16 October 1982.
Source: Mersea Museum / John Jones

OPAL BOUNTY laid up in the River Blackwater Date: 5 September 1982.

Above:  OPAL BOUNTY laid up in the River Blackwater Date: 5 September 1982.
Source: Mersea Museum / Derek Sands


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