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Maihar (II)

Maihar (II)


Built for Thos. and Jno. Brocklebank by A/B Lindholmens of Sweden in 1968 and was sister to MV Mahsud 111.
This pair had white hulls with a blue band and blue waterline marking.
She was the first foreign built Brocklebank ship since 1774 and in fact she and Mahsud were also the last ships built to the order of the company. They were actually delivered to Cunard-Brocklebank Ltd. and were built to operate on the newly developed US Gulf ports to South Africa and India service.
In 1971 they were taken over by Trafalgar House Investments Ltd. and by March 1978 were in the 'For Sale' lot in the River Fal.
She was sold to Garnet Maritime S.A. Panama and renamed Garnet.
On December 8th 1981 she was in collision with the tanker Molaventure in Port Said Roads resulting in both vessels needing to be beached. She was considered a Total Loss and semi submerged she was towed out 70 miles to position 31degrees 20 North, 32 degrees 20 East and sunk.
An ignominious end for a fine looking ship.

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