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Photographer:Vladimir Knyaz [View profile]Title:ALEX IIAdded:Apr 22, 2007
Captured:March 26, 2006IMO:6619580Hits:4,287
Location:Lagos, Nigeria
Photo Category: Waste Disposal Vessels
Anchorage Lagos(Nigeria),26.03.2006.
owned by Marika Investments Ltd, Lagos.
Call Sign : HQQS4
Gross tonnage : 2174
Type of ship : Waste Disposal Vessel
Year of build : 1966
Flag : Honduras
Vessel Identification
Former name(s):
- Alex Ii (Until 1998)
- Cornilia (Until 1997 Dec)
- Newman (Until 1995)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Waste Disposal Vessel
Gross tonnage:2,174 tons
Summer DWT:2,423 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1966
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (5)

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stumps on Apr 23, 2007 12:40 (11 years ago)
Ahj, ha a "Bovril Boat" - Despite their somewhat less than salubrious trade in the Thames out to the Sunk they were very smart and well maintained ships and had a small fortune spent on maintaining them to a very high standard. To get a berth aboard one of these ships was virtually impossible and I've even heard of Extra Masters serving as Second Mates. The most modern Effluent Tanker on this run was the "THAMES" which I always thought was a very good looking vessel. The "SIR JOSEPH BAZALGETTE" was one of the earlier class but not much different to the NEWHAM" Class. .
davidships on Dec 28, 2006 04:04 (11 years ago)
This one is the ex-NEWHAM, now ALEX II owned by Marika Investments Ltd, Lagos.

The BEXLEY was broken up in India in 2001 and HOUNSLOW is now CROWN, owned in Sharjah.

John Jones on May 25, 2006 10:35 (12 years ago)
great to see this picture, I wondered what happened to the Thames sewage boats. They were called, Bexley, Hounslow & Newham (named after London Boroughs.) Here is a picture of Bexley:
John J.
Paul Strathdee on May 23, 2006 12:34 (12 years ago)
Would certainly agree with that. If not her one of the sisters which operated on the Thames. Extremely interesting to see this pic. The last sewage disposal vessel, GARROCH HEAD from Glasgow is also out in Nigeria somewhere I believe.
Dogwatch on May 23, 2006 11:43 (12 years ago)
Looks very similar to the Sewerage dumping vessel 'Sir Joseph Bazalgette', which operated out of Dublin Port in Ireland (until a couple of years ago). Named after the man who designed and developed the Central London Sewerage Network.
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