Wednesday, January 07, 2009

OSLOFJORD in Madeira

Another view of the Dutch-built motor ship OSLOFJORD of 1949 taken by Foto Figueiras in Funchal, Madeira in the 1950s.
In December 1969 she was chartered with an option to purchase by Costa Armatori, Genova and renamed FULVIA. Repainted white with the traditional Costa yellow and blue-green funnel, the FULVIA operated 10-day summer cruises from Genoa to Madeira and the Canary Islands.
She was lost on one of those cruises on 19 July 1970 while at sea sailing from Funchal to Tenerife. An engine room fire broke out and the ship sunk off Selvagens Islands. Her passengers and crew were rescued by the Paquet flagship ANCERVILLE. Her lifeboats and tenders were towed to Funchal and spent years ashore at the Eastern end of Pontinha pier.
Foto Figueiras photograph - Luís Miguel Correia collection

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