Kapitonas Serafinas at anchor

Above, the Greek flagged Goldeneye (left) and the Lithuanian flagged Kapitonas Serafinas (right) were at anchor last night, just before both came in to load grain. The Goldeneye will be loading spring wheat for Venezuela while the Kapitonas Serafinas is getting durum wheat for Italy.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-20-2006

Kapitonas Serafinas Lithuanian

The Kapitonas Serafinas dropped anchor off the Duluth piers on Sunday afternoon, waiting for a berth to clear. It is a Lithuanian ship based in Klaipeda, Lithuania and is named for a prominent Lithuanian sailor. Before Lithuania achieved freedom from Russia, the ship was Russian owned and named Kapitonas Stulov. Stulov was a prominent Russian sailor. The Kapitonas Serafinas has 10 sister ships, now all owned by the Lithuanian Shipping Company in Klaipeda. They were all renamed after Lithuanian sailors. Above, it is entering the ship canal in October, 2000.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-19-2006