We visited the Giovanna S (IMO: 6610065) in 1987, and she is an interesting ship. Built in 1966 as the bulk carrier Citadel in Sweden, she was also able to carry vehicles which were loaded through doors in her sides. After a number of changes of ownership she was acquired by MSC in 1984 and converted to carry containers. She was broken up in Alang in 1992. This weekend was a real disaster as Durban experienced the worst floods in years, our visit to the ship was very brief but I do recall we went on board one of the deck gantry cranes and the one party member got to drive it briefly.
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