MAILBOAT NAME: M/V Eleuthera Express (second edition)
PAST NAMES: none
DIMENSIONS: 250 tons, 400 dead weight tons
CONSTRUCTION: built in Louisiana
YEAR BUILT: 1996/1997
EARLY CAREER: so far as is known she has been serving the Bahamas from 1997
This is a different M/V Eleuthera Express chronicled in my post of 17 April 2014 on this blog entitled Jan Rautawaara, who knows the former owner of the 1962-built M/V Spiekeroog of the Netherlands claims that the modern Eleuthera Express is a different vessel, and I agree. He and I discovered that the modern Eleuthera Express was built in the US Gulf more recently. In this case actual readers corrected the record, as many reliable sources such as www.shipindex.org, www.equasis.org, and www.grosstonnage.com got it wrong and still list the ship as 1962-built.. However there are some corrections to be made. A sea captain living in Finland,
He wrote: “My guess is that the Spiekeroog/ Wischhafen became the first Eleuthera Express long time ago but was then replaced with another vessel which got the same name. Somehow the records would have got confused and wrote two different vessels as one. But maybe I am wrong, sometimes ships are rebuilt from a mere bottom plate up as a new ship!