M/V East Wind, Bahamas Ferries, serving Simms Long Island as Bahamas mailboat since 2007

M/V East Wind entering harbor in Florida, believed to be Port Everglades / Fort Lauderdale.

Photo source: inletphotos.com and marinetraffic.com

PAST NAMES: not known – believed to only have 1 name
DIMENSIONS: Roll-on, Roll-off, or Ro/Ro type cargo ship, 177′ long by 38.25′ wide, 7.25′ deep, 498 gross tons, 395 DWT or cargo carrying tons, IMO # 9429998, flagged to Nassau
CONSTRUCTION: steel, hull # 248 at Rodriguez Coden
BUILT: Rodriguez Coden, Coden, Alabama, USA
YEAR BUILT: May, 2007
EARLY CAREER: so far as is known she has been serving the Bahamas her entire career.
BAHAMAS CAREER: Serving Simms, Long Island, probably Clarence Town as well

CAPTAINS: not known
FATE: still operating
OWNERS: Bahamas Ferries, Nassau Bahamas, originally owned by Inter-Island Shipping
Source: http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1029122
NOTES: For service call (242) 323-2166, (242) 394-9700 
M/V East Wind with her brethren at her home port, the western end of Potter’s Cay, Dec. 2009
Photo source: Willem Cornelisse, http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1029122