Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships

Ship:      S A ZEBEDIELA
Arrived:14 July 1968
Departed:24 August 1968
Career:The only ship laid up laden with South African fruit, waiting for a market.
Renamed 1977 ZEBEDIELA - 79 MELTEM UNIVERSAL - 82 AL MAREEKH - 86 MELTEM. Broken up Alang 26 Jul 1993.
Dates from Voyage Record Cards.

The South African new grapefruit boat ZEBEDEILA left on Saturday [26 Aug 2024].The South African crew have had a good welcome on the island which included a football match against the locals. [From local newspaper cutting. BJ79_080].

Tonnage:6,331 gross
LR/IMO Number:6727612

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