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River Rima.

River Rima.

River Rima Nigeria Line @ Tilbury 26th July 1980.

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This is actually the RIVER GUMA. Both the RIVER GUMA and RIVER RIMA were part of a sister series built by HHI for NNSL in the late 70s/early80s.

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I think she was under arrest at the time and was to remain so for several years. This class of ship were actaully very, very good ships , unfortunately the same could'nt be said for the people who ran her in Lagos . They were actaully designed by Upper Clyde to the highest scantlings and were even ice class , with veg., oil tankls, reefer space , an 80mt Stuelcken , Hallen derricks, you name it they had it. In the right hands they would have been an asset. Their light displacement was an astonishing 4,600 tonnes. Built like the proverbial brick s.....
 

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Hi,
According to databases, she is still trading. RIVER GUMA.ex SUMA. ex SHAKAR. ex JUTHA MALEE. now HIYA BUILDER. now under Maldive Flag. imo.7716397. cs. 8QDV. Grt. 9975. SP16k. Built 1980 by Hyundai.Ulsan.owner/Nalahiya Trading. manager/ Nevada Shpg Maldives Pvt Ltd. RIVER RIMA scrapped Alang.2002.
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I don't think she's under arrest as this point Stumps. These NNSL ships were very new in 1980 and were regular visitors to the West Africa Terminal at Tilbury. I could be wrong, but it looks like the ship is on the WAT in the photo. IIRC, things started to go very wrong with NNSL in the mid/late 80s and that's when the ships got arrested.

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Hi, Phil,
Being a bit of a clever, know-all bar-steward (yet very modest with it), I know that:
HHI = Hyundai Heavy Industries; NNSL = Nigerian National Shipping Line; and WAT is West Africa Terminal (at Tilbury).
But what on earth is IIRC?
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Bob Scott
 

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INTLTLANL
(It's never too late to learn a new language!)

Looks like I'm geting the hang of it!
or should I say:
LLIGTHOI.
Let's stick to plain English!
Bob
 

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You're right , Thamesphil - Shoudl havenoticed the cranes . They were unique to the West Africa terminal. I doff my hat sir(Thumb)
 

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Bugga! being from the antipode, I don't have an opinion!
 

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