Tag Archives: Durban Harbour

Estrella Do Mar

Another interesting vessel that came to Durban was the small passenger ship/ferry Estrella Do Mar. She was usually up in Mozambique and Mombasa as far as I recall, and only headed South for repairs or dry docking. We managed a … Continue reading

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MV Royal Zulu

The long laid up Royal Zulu was resident in Durban harbour for many years. Originally brought across to Durban she was destined to become THE party ship, operating short cruises and with a disco, gambling, partying and all manner of … Continue reading

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MV Giovanna S

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.  … Continue reading

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The Lady in White

During and after World War 2, hundreds of ships sailed from or arrived in Durban harbour en route to or from various theatres of war, their decks often packed with soldiers of the UDF and the Commonwealth. Below decks crew … Continue reading

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