MV New Zealand Star off Bluff 5/8/1997.
Final BSL ship to arrive at Bluff, she did not berth and only stayed at pilot station from 1315 to 1630 to land and recover a sick crewman.
A sad moment as the final BSL vessel forever sails away for the Middle East.
The first BSL vessel to Bluff was the Royalstar which arrived on 15/5/1921 to load meat.
New Zealand Star
Built 1971 by Bremer Vulkan for BSL 19095 GRT
1986 renamed Mandama
1992 New Zealand Star
1998 Broken up Chittagong