Blidnes

Fairfield
24th November 2004, 14:25
Another piece of artwork(??).BLIDNES was built in 1971 by Lithgow/s at Port Glasgow for Jebsen UK Ltd.She lasted until 1986 and was scrapped under the name KAMPOS.

tanker
24th November 2004, 15:04
In the next future i wiil put in the site others pieces of my artwork.
Is always good to see them!!!!

flyer682
4th December 2004, 10:22
I often wonder what happened to the BULKNES, a sister of BLIDNES. She was engaged in trade between Gladstone (Aust) and Bluff (NZ) carrying bulk alumina from 1974 till about 1983 when she was replaced by TNT ALLTRANS.

Fairfield
4th December 2004, 22:17
Last heard of under Chinese ownership as ZHONG HAI.Might still be sailing.

tanker
5th December 2004, 18:17
Hi all
BLIDNES were scrapped in 90s. BULKNES as Fairfied says was ZHONG HAI at
the end 2003 , but owners unknown .
I have a good surprise for you: a B/W pic of my collection of BULKNES in Gibraltar road 1985 as KAPETAN ANTONIS !!! it is ok?

flyer682
5th December 2004, 18:40
Thank you Tanker, it is a brilliant photo. I see that her derricks were not "put back" after she left NZ/Aust waters. They were removed to increase her carrying capacity by 500 tons.