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Scraped after forty years

Matson Navigation’s bridge-forward configured Kauai, converted to an open-hatch vessel with vertical container guides in the 1990s, has gone for scrap at Brownsville, Texas after a career of four decades.

The 219.5m by 29m vessel was built by Sun Ship Inc in 1980 and had a carrying capacity of 1,626TEU.

Jim Shaw, Photo: K Stubbs

 

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