M/V Lady Eddina served Bahamas from 1995


PAST NAMES: M/V Stonewall Jackson until 1995
DIMENSIONS: 270 gross tons, 50 feet long, 13 feet wide, 11 feet deep (a smallish vessel) IMO # 7047655, Ro-Ro type motor vessel, also described as a “deck cargo ship” and also an AHTS – anchor handling towing ship, used mostly in the US Gulf for offshore work.
CONSTRUCTION: steel, hull # 232, used to be owned by Offshore Logistics Services, Inc. 
BUILDER: VT Halter Marine, Moss Point Mississippi, USA
EARLY CAREER: joined the Bahamas mailboat fleet in 1995
BAHAMAS CAREER: sold and flagged to the Bahamas, in 1995, served northern Cat Island: Bennett’s Harbour, Arthur’s Town, Orange Creek and Dumfreis, from Potter’s Cay Dock, Nassau 
CAPTAINS: not known – possibly Captain E. B. Taylor
OWNERS: Pirate’s Well Investments, Mount Royal Ave. & Clifton Street, Manager: E. B. Taylor
FATE: not know, no longer sailing in Bahamas, listed as “dead ship” on www.grosstonnage.com
NOTES: described as a Roll-on and Roll-or, or Ro-Ro ship. 

From the website BahamasB2B we learn that; Lady Eddina – travels to and from North Cat Island (Bennett’s Harbour, Arthur’s Town, Orange Creek and Dumfreis)

Departs Nassau on Thursdays at 6:00pm
Returns to nassau on Sundays at 2:00pm

14 Hour trip

Source: http://www.bahamasb2b.com/travel/islands/cat-island.html

In 1973 the “Stonewall Jackson” struck a rig. “On April 6, 1973, the M/V STONEWALL JACKSON, owned by Offshore Logistics Services, Inc. (Offshore), struck an offshore drilling platform owned by Chevron Oil Co”

Sources: OFFSHORE LOGISTICS SERVICES, INC., and Offshore Logistics, Inc., Plaintiffs- Appellants-Cross Appellees, v. ARKWRIGHT-BOSTON MANUFACTURERS MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY, Defendant-Appellee- Cross Appellant. http://openjurist.org/639/f2d/1142/offshore-logistics-services-inc-v-arkwright-boston-manufacturers-mutual-insurance-company

Then, “On November 16, 1980, Miller, an employee of Arrow, was assigned to the STONEWALL JACKSON to assist in unloading cargo from the various Marathon platforms for transport to shore. Miller was injured when a wave washed over the stern of the STONEWALL JACKSON and pushed a large box against him, pinning his leg to the deck. Miller was then transported to the hospital where he received medical treatment for the injury to his leg.”

Source: http://www.leagle.com/decision/19841411587FSupp824_11243

Sources: Tom Colton in http://shipbuildinghistory.com/history/shipyards/5small/inactive/halter-mosspoint.htm

For specs: http://www.shippingdatabase.com/ship.php?shipid=97498