Originally Posted by blueprint2002
And I believe there were two separate classes of coal-fired steam bulk carriers in the 70s and 80s, so as to use the coal which was anyway available at one of their terminal ports. One of them was ANL, was BHP the other?
Two were ANL - River Boyne and River Embley. Two were TNT - TNT Carpentaria and TNT Capricornia.
They ran from Gladstone where local coal bunkers were loaded to Weipa where bauxite cargo was loaded for the aluminium smelter at Gladstone.
The TNTs had a get-you-home diesel engine which enabled them to go further afield, ie Tasmania, Western Australia and also Taiwan.