Voruta arrived this morning and anchored in the lower harbour.
The Lithuanian (State) Shipping Company traces its roots to 1969, but it was only after independence in 1990, that the company took its present form, with a slight majority of its shares held by the state and the rest by private investors. Another branch of the company called DFDS Lisco is a partnership with the Danish DFDS and operates freight and ferry service in the Baltic.
Nowadays Lisco ships only call for bunkers, but for a time in the late last century and early in this one, the ships were regulars here, loading wood pellets for Helsingfors. The fleet had a number of sister ships, all with the pre-fix name "Kapitonas".
Kapitonas Sevcenko was typical of the several ships in this class. It was built in 1977 as Kapitan Dubinin and was renamed Kapitonas Dubinin in 1991 (following Lithuanian independence Lithuania also reclaimed its language) and in 1996 became Kapitonas Sevcenko. It was built by Khersonskiy shipyard in Kherson, Ukraine as a gearless bulker of 10,146 grt and 14,550 dwt. In 2001 it was sold off and renamed Maya Land. It arrived in Alang May 5, 2012 and was beached for demolition May 24.
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