Federal Agno relief crew greets crew

The Federal Agno has been here 10 times since 1996 but did not make it here last season. This very bright red ship came into port Thursday evening and began loading grain on Friday morning. That had to stop fairly quickly because of the rain. If the rain goes away, it may be able to depart sometime late today. This ship was built as the Federal Asahi (1) in 1985 but has been the Federal Agno since 1989. It is 599 feet long. The ship, like many ships operated by FedNav in Montreal, is named for a river, in this case, a river in the Philippines. On the most recent trips here, the ship has operated with officers and crew from the Philippines also. On a trip here in May, 2004, a relief captain and 3 crew members had flown to Duluth from the Philippines to report for duty. Here they are greeting their mates on the ship as it went through the Duluth ship canal.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 09-22-2006
Kenneth Newhams :