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Off the berth

Sailing from Felixstowe on 01/07/2006.

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Yes, she is on charter to Mitsui for their West African service, imaginatively titled " African Rainbow Express" or "ARX" for short!
Rotation is : Antwerp - Felixstowe - Le Havre - Dakar - Conakry - Abidjan - Tema -Abidjan - Dakar - Las Palmas - Leixoes - Antwerp.
All Polish crews on the Delmas ships these days !
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Thanks Rick,

Having gone to all the trouble to secure a name change to reflect the MOL charter, someone seems to have missed the point (or maybe taken advantage of the situation!) and stuck DELMAS on the side...

Clever?

Maybe I am being too cynical, but it seems a bit odd to say the least.

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Mark
 

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Mark, yes. You are a cynic! .....perhaps it is cost cutting? ..we had a similar situation with Yang Ming's big container ships being renamed with Kawasaki " Bridge" monnikers, but keeping their original livery.Looked daft.
Who knows what goes on in the mind of big Corporations ?
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Big corporations only out to make a buck or three & no interest in the history of shipping companies or their vessels other than revenue earners. Now who`s the cynic? Oh dear grumpy old man syndrome coming out, & anyway why is this vessel not in the container ship gallery?
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Hi Rick
Only just come across this one, a great shot, these ones have a bit of flair about them.
Peter
 

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