Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      INDEPENDENT PIONEER
Arrived:17 November 1971
Departed:6 July 1973
Career:INDEPENDENT PIONEER general cargo ship about 5,000 tons under arrest at same time as tanker ITHAKI SAILOR ex HAMILTON TRADER and reefer ITHAKI KATHARA ex BARCAROLLE.
Built as CHRISTIAN SARTORI and renamed CHRISTIAN-1968, CHRYSOVALANDOU-1970, INDEPENDENT PIONEER-1970, RENAISSANCE-1973, ROMAN BERNARD-1975. Wrecked Puerto Isabel, Nicaragua 28 Jan 1975 & broken up New Orleans.

Voyage Record Card: INDEPENDENT PIONEER Arrived River Blackwater 17 November 1971 from Flushing (VRC then ends under this name)
Arrived 17 Nov 1971 sailed 6 July 1973 as RENAISSANCE [George Swieszkowski - Lloyds List]

Tonnage:2,376 gross
Built:1955
Type:Refrigerated ship
LR/IMO Number:5071767
ID5071767

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