Cargo ship Venus moored in Tartous, Syria
Photo of the cargo vessel Venus (IMO 6424014) quayside in harbour of Tartous, Syria in 2000.
The 2,948 tons cargo ship Venus was built as Germany registered Friederike ten Doornkaat by Lindenau, Kiel, Germany in 1964. The Friederike ten Doornkaat changed name in 1973 to Franciska Schulte, in 1985 to Francis, in 1988 to Iliyana, in 1989 to Sun Bird, in 1992 to Omiros, in 1995 to Victory, same year to Victory 9, in 1996 to Ola, in 1997 to MGD 1, in 1998 to Laluna de Mar I and in 1999 to Venus. It almost looks like nobody wants her, must be a bad built ship or maybe she is haunted? :-)
With thanks and © P.W. Hobday.
Picture added on 12 July 2008