First gearless cellular container ship to exchange containers at Bluff.
However she was not the first gearles container ship to visit as NZ Mariner, Australian Trader and Australia Star had called for various reasons in 1980's.
Built 1970 as Arafura
Chitral of P&O but working for Eastern & Australian S.S. Co Ltd along with Cathay at Guam on a regular line voyage from the Far East to Australia carrying both passengers and cargo. There could be some debate whether she was a liner or cargo ship and what category she should be in. Well, she...