MV Cape Nelson
Official Number: 301446
Call Sign: GHNJ
Tonnages: 12,351 gross 6,185 net 16,450 deadweight.
Main Dimensions: 524.6 x 69.11 x 27.6 feet.
Engine: B & W 5 cylinder oil engine built by J.G. Kincaid & Co. Ltd. 4,500 bhp 12 knots.
April 1961: Completed by Lithgows Port Glasgow (Yard No 1128) for Lyle Shipping Co Ltd, Glasgow.
Time chartered to British Iron & Steel Co Ltd (BISCO) for 15 years.
1968: Management to Scottish Ship Management Ltd., Glasgow.
1976: Sold to Compania Sydenham, S.A., renamed DAPO WAVE Panama flag.
1978: Renamed EVPO WAVE. Same owners.
1981: April 27th. Collided two miles off Demarara with the motor fishing vessel ARENQUE (built 1966 and owned by
the Cuban Government) which subsequently sank.
1982: Sold Gurunegala Shipping Co. Ltd. Pothitos Shipping Co. S.A. managers. Renamed CEYLAN WAVE Sri Lanka flag.
1985: March 11th. Ran aground in the Orinoco River off Paramibo whilst bound for Porto Ordaz. Refloated March 20th.
1989: January 25th. Arrived at Chaguaramas, Trinidad after water had entered her hatches whilst outward bound from
Mantanzas, Venezuela. Declared a total loss. June 28th, arrived Mamonal, Columbia for demolition by S.I.P.S.A. Columbia.
July 20th, work began.
Colour photo sent in by Alex Milligan