Inviken approaching Duluth Lift Bridge

After making stops in Cleveland and Burns Harbor to discharge general cargo, the Norwegian owned Inviken should be arriving here today, perhaps in the early afternoon. On past trips, it flew the Bahamian flag with a crew from the Philippines. The operator, Viken Shipping, located in Bergen, Norway, also operates the Daviken, Goviken, Sandviken, and the Utviken. They all visit the Twin Ports periodically. The Inviken is a versatile ship. It has been here 5 times since 1996. On one trip, it loaded bentonite here and then went to Thunder Bay to load grain. Another trip, in 2004, found it discharging steel coils here and then going down to Milwaukee to load corn for Algeria. On this trip, the Inviken will load wheat for Italy. Above, it is arriving Duluth in June, 2004.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 12-07-2006
Kenneth Newhams :