The 1978 Sunderland built VENETICO, owned by Fafalios of Piraeus, is seen arriving at Heysham, Lancashire, on 5th May 1988 with a cargo of timber from Belem. 

The author spent 8 years based in this tidal harbour on ferries running nightly to Belfast. The service comprised purpose built container ships ( 1961!) cattle boats, and the 21 knot mail ships, all sailing nightly at different times. Nothing the size of the VENETICO entered in those years.

Ex- FENBANK – 84

Later: 1993 DIMITRAKIS (Aegeus Shipping – D.G.Pateras)

Broken up at Alang 12.10.99

Photo credit – Malcolm Cranfield

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