Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      EASTERN VALLEY
Arrived:16 Jul 1985
Departed:5 Nov 1985
Career:EASTERN VALLEY was laid up in the River Blackwater under arrest, after the collapse of her owners, Reardon Smith Line in 1985. She was repossessed and sold, sailing from the river as EAST EXPRESS.
Built as JADE CITY renamed CARDIFF CITY - 1975, EASTERN VALLEY - 1983, EAST EXPRESS - 1985, GLYKOFILOUSSA - 1987, SINGA WILSTREAM - 1988, LASSIA - 1991.
Broken up Chittagong 6 May 2001
[William Packard in Mistral Magazine records her departure as October 1985].
Tonnage:17,203 gross
Built:1975
Type:Bulk carrier
LR/IMO Number:7377581
ID7377581

EASTERN VALLEY laid up in the River Blackwater under arrest, after the collapse of her owners, Reardon Smith Line in 1985. She was repossessed by mortgagees, sold, and left the River as EAST EXPRESS. Date: 25 August 1985.

Above:  EASTERN VALLEY laid up in the River Blackwater under arrest, after the collapse of her owners, Reardon Smith Line in 1985. She was repossessed by mortgagees, sold, and left the River as EAST EXPRESS. Date: 25 August 1985.
Source: Mersea Museum / Derek Sands


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