|Photographer:||Malcolm Cranfield [View profile]||Title:||ASTYANAX||Added:||Jan 23, 2011|
|Captured:||January 04, 1976||IMO:||5222914||Hits:||1,629|
|Location:||Apapa, Lagos, Nigeria|
||General cargo ships built 1950-1959 (Over 3000gt)|
|Built for Greek owners by Bartrams at Sunderland in 1956 as MARIA.C, renamed MARIA.K in 1959 and then ASTYANAX on sale in 1967, this photograph of her at anchor off Apapa/Lagos on 4th January 1976 may have been the last taken of her.
Having arrived at anchor on 5th November 1975 from Gdynia, she made the short voyage to Abidjan for stores three times in 1976, in February, June and December without discharging her cargo of cement. She suffered a fire off Abidjan on 24 December 1976 and was scuttled 8nm south of the Port on 18th November 1977.