Saturday, 12 July 2008


Heading upriver this afternoon, the bulk carrier CHRISTOS was carrying a cargo of animal feed to be discharged at Shieldhall. She was built in 1983 in Japan as RUTH VENTURE, then was renamed POOJA then years later, and almost immediately JAG RADHIKA. At that time, she was a member of the Great Eastern Shipping Co fleet, and flew the Indian flag. 188.4 metres long, she has a deadweight of 41,502 tonnes, and became CHRISTOS in 2002. She is now registered in the Cayman Islands. She is operated by Allseas Marine SA, a Greek company which manages a large fleet of tankers and bulk carriers worldwide.