SUEVIC was a large refrigerated cargoship and was laid up in the River Blackwater at least twice.
In 1969 she arrived in the River from Southampton. Nolan Loveridge was a Junior Engineer on the SUEVIC during her stay and says a nucleus of mates and engineers remained on board during the visit. The motor lifeboat was given a makeshift canopy, renamed "African Queen" and made 4 trips a day into the jetty (the causeway) at West Mersea. Sundays there was an extra trip to take people to lunch at the pub in Bradwell-on-Sea.
From the Blackwater, the SUEVIC sailed for Rotterdam to be dry-docked and then loaded in London for New Zealand. See also www.shipsnostalgia.com.
SUEVIC was broken up Kaohsiung 6 Jun 1974