Darling River was one of several bulk carriers to anchor in Corio Bay, Geelong, waiting to load Bulk Grain. A backlog has been caused by recent inland floods which have held up grain deliveries to ports.
Darling River was built in 2009 at Jiangmen, China, and is a single deck self trimming Bulk/ Lo
Builders photo of Australian National Line bulk carrier Darling River on sea trials. Date: 10 May 1966. Built by BHP Shipbuilding and Engineering Works, Whyalla, South Australia. Launched 14 Dec 1965 and at that time the largest Australian-built vessel and the first of four sister ships built by BHP