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Does anyone remember the Baynuna - a GCD ship that was chartered from the National Shipping Corporation of Abu Dabie, I think. She was built in Karachi, sister ship sank in the Karachi heads. Had Cegelski Sulzur main engine and aux's. I joined her in Northern Spain and unfortunately the 2/0 fell ill and passed away. we went to Falmouth and from there loaded in Europe for the Caribbean (charter to T&J Harrison), back to Europe and loaded for the gulf. I wonder where she ended up??
 

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Dox,
I remember her although I didnt sail in her, bit of a pigs ear on deck if I remember rightly. Sadly I also remember the 2/0 passing away. The third mate at the time was an old school chum of mine.

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Dave
 

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The name was just "Baynunah". She was built mid 70's in Karachi. Sister ship sank on trials - or so it was alleged. she was conventional on deck, derricks and winches. for ship built then it was very antiquated gear. No control room down below, permanent watch keeping. Good job though.
I can't for the life of me remember who the 3/O was or any other names for that matter. Who was he, it might ring some bells!
 

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Baynunah

Doxfordman said:
Rudd,

No! Baynunah was a conventional "cargo ship", built in the 70's to a design of the 50's. I'll see if I can dig up any more info.
You may be over-generous to the Karachi shipyard. Early in the 1990s I went aboard a newbuilding in Karachi for Chinese owners. It had been under construction for over 10 years. Perhaps the Baynunah was even longer under construction.

Ron
 
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