Cargo from the PastPast and Present

MV Green Glory – Cargo from the Past

MV Green Glory

Ex Baco Trader, Merawi

© Peter Wearing

Green Glory – © Peter Wearing (@ Dover)

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1979 by R.O Brodogradiliste “Uljanik”- Pula (Yug) (Yard No 330) as a General Cargo ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 149.41m (overall) 140.01 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 21.24 m
    Depth: 12.10 m
    Draught: 8.502 m
    Tonnage: 6336 – 9691 gross/3122 – 5304 net/9175 – 12111t deadweight
    Engines: Oil 2SA 5-cylinder B&W 5L67GF diesels
    6914 kW/9400 bHP
    Speed: 17 knots
    Capacity: G; 16685, B; 15351, Ins; 701, L; 689/ TEU; 178
  • Crew: 12
    Call Sign: 
    P3WA3, SSLD
    IMO Number: 7726586
  • Official Number: 709225
  • Port of Registry: Limassol/Cyprus, Nigeria, Alexandria/Egypt


1979: Keel laid.

April 28th 1979: Launched as MERAWI. Registered Owner; The Blue Nile Shipping Co. Ltd. Registered Manager; Sudan Shipping Line Ltd.

© Mike Griffiths

© Mike Griffiths

© Brian Fisher

© Brian Fisher (Felixstowe, April 1988)

August 1988: Special survey.

© Frank Föerst (Hamburg, 16/07/1989)

1996: Sold and renamed BACO TRADER.

© Joerg Seyler © Joerg Seyler

© Joerg Seyler (Hamburg, 10/04/1997)

1999: Sold to Green Line Shipping & Trading Co. (Heliopolis Shipping Co., Egypt and renamed GREEN GLORY.

July 1999: Called at Dover for engine repairs

© Peter Wearing

Green Glory – © Peter Wearing (Dover)

© Gerolf Drebes

Green Glory – © Gerolf Drebes (Antwerp, 24/06/2000)

April 13th 2004: Scrapped at Alang, India.

© Zahan

Green Glory – © Zahan

All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Brian Fisher, Frank Föerst, Mike Griffiths, Gerolf Drebes, Joerg Seyler, Peter Wearing and Zahan for their assistance in producing this feature.

Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)



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