Scrapped After Forty Years


Matson Navigation’s bridge-forward configured Kauai, converted to an open-hatch vessel with vertical container cell guides in the 1990s, has gone for scrap at Brownsville, Texas after a career of four decades.

The 219.5- by 29-meter vessel was built by Sun Ship Inc in 1980 and, after modifications, had a carrying capacity of 1,626 TEUs. Photo courtesy of K Stubbs.

By Pacific Maritime