A Captain’s Tribute to old Borneo

Kinabalu approaches

Here is a detailed and fascinating summary of the ports around Borneo as visited by Captain Geoff Walker in command of a container vessel that served them all. The sounds, sights, and smells, together with glimpses of the mouth watering food and personal recollections of the markets and lots more… Click on the download button to read the full illustrated article. For more interesting articles please visit https://oceanjoss.com

Details of the Kris Madura featured in the article

Built as “Freesia” / Japan circa 1994/5 – Name when I was on the vessel “Kris Madura” – Managers: Shiptech Ship Management, SingaporeFlag: Malaysia (POR / Labuan) Charterers : Malaysian (MISC group I think it was) LOA 115m  GRT 6100 Tons DWT 8530 BHP 6000 Speed 16.5 Kts (Eco 14 Kts) Cranes 2 x 36 Ton SWL TEU  500 Crew 18 Regular liner service: Principal POCs – Port Klang, Singapore, Pasir Gudang, Bintulu, Maura, Labuan, Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan, Tawau. Additional ports upon inducement : Kuching, Sibu, Miri, Kedat, Semporna.

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