Laid up in Blackwater after suspension of service from Yarmouth. She had been arrested in Oslo, allowed to proceed to Immingham and then thrown out of there. With a representative of the receivers on board, she sailed and tried anchoring in the Stour above Harwich - but was always drifting. So, she came to the River Blackwater. It was some time before the money to pay off the crew was found - they paid off 7 May 1969. [From a Mersea resident who has lived on the island since arriving here on SEALORD CONTENDER].
Sold and renamed BRAVO CONTENDER-1969, DAPHNE-1974, IRISH SHAMROCK-1982, DAPHNE-1982, SPIRIT OF FREE ENTERPRISE-1983, SOFE-1995, SPIRIT OF FREE ENTERPRISE-2003
Broken up Alang 25 Jan 2004
Voyage Record Cards for 1969 have no movements for BRAVO CONTENDER or SEALORD CONTENDER.
Mid Essex WSS - Lloyds List: arrived 5 May 1969 sailed 27 May 1969