The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #71965   Message #1326366
Posted By: Charley Noble
14-Nov-04 - 10:00 AM
Thread Name: Song Challenge: Ship in Limbo!
Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE: Ship in Limbo!
Well, it's almost time for the parting glass for this song challenge. The Portland Press Herald, 11/13/04, reports that the Shamrock has been sold at auction for $11.05 million. If the bankruptcy judge approves the sale, the new owner can raise the mudhook from the heaps of whiskey bottles that the crew has been happily consuming from her cargo since July 20th. What a hangover they'll have!

The new owner by the way is a Canadian firm called Clark, Inc., based in Toronto that has no experience in maritime shipping; they do have experience moving cargo by truck and rail. Vrege Armoyan, the bidder who represented Clark, Inc., at the auction, made no commitment to employing the Shamrock on her regular shipping run between Portland, Halifax, and Boston. He did express interest in keeping the crew, assuming they were still on board.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble