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Built in 1946, by Ira S. Bushey and Sons of Brooklyn, New York (hull #580) as the F.L. Hayes for Spentonbush Fuel.

In 1981, she was later acquired by the Eklof Marine Corporation of Staten Island, New York where she was renamed as the Reliable .

In 1989, she was renamed as the Aquarius .

In 1997, she was renamed as the Shivani .

In 1999, she was renamed as the Victory J. she is still reported as active, under the Guyana flag.

She was a near sister (Bushey Built) to the Reliable II and was operated in the sludge business for two years.
(Bob Mattsson)

  • Vessel Name: M/T AQUARIUS
  • Vessel Service: TANK SHIP
  • IMO Number: 5111309
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 580
  • Ship Builder: IRA S BUSHEY & SONS INC
  • Year Built: 1946
  • Hailing Port: Guyana
  • Gross Tonnage: 899
  • Owner:
    42 Grove Road
    North Valsayn
    Trinidad & Tobago.
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    F.L. Hayes, Reliable, Aquarius, Shivani
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Spentonbush Fuel, Eklof Marine Corp.,