Thursday, December 16, 2010

OCEANIC INDEPENDENCE in Durban 1975

Trevor Jones has sent this magnificent photograph of the Orient Overseas cruise ship OCEANIC INDEPENDENCE cruising out of Durban in 1975.
After a short spell of cruising in South Africa, the OCEANIC INDPENDENCE was chatered by the Government of South Africa and used on three round voyages between Walvis Bay and Lisbon on September - November 1975 transporting refugees from Angola back to Europe following the independence of the former Portuguese jewel of the crown in Africa.
See more photos of this fantastic ship and her history here.
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