The 22,056dwt Free Goddess of Adventure Five SA anchored off Aqaba in 2011. She was built in 1995 by Jukogyo at Saiki as the Bernes for Point Fortune Shipping. In 2001 she was renamed UBC Barranquilla while on charter and in 2004 she joined Vierte Cooper Schiffahrts GmbH as Barranquilla. In 2006 she joined Briese Schiffahrts as BBC Barranquilla before becoming Free Goddess in 2007. In 2015 she was became Figaro of Overseas Maritime then on 21st September 2017 she arrived at Gadani Beach to be broken up. (Nigel Lawrence)

The Port of Aqaba lies around 98 miles from the Tiran Straits at the junction of the Gulf of Aqaba with the Red Sea, and is on the eastern side of the head of the Gulf, opposite from the Port of Eilat (Israel) and the Egyptian shore of the Gulf on its western side. The Gulf of Aqaba is from six to ten miles wide, and the Port of Aqaba is the only seaport of Jordan, and consists of three sites, with the Main Port near the city of Aqaba, the Middle Port five kilometres to the south of the Main Port, and the Southern Industrial Port 18 kilometres to the south of the Main Port on the eastern side of the Gulf of Aqaba. It is owned by the Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC), and is operated by five operators. These are the Aqaba Port Corporation for port management and operation, Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT), the Jordanian Industrial Port Company, the Arab Phosphate Company, and the National Electricity Power Company.

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The 63,883dwt bulk carrier Daffodil of Citrus Marine was built in 1983 by Samsung at Koje as the Norman Amstel for Sealion International B.V. In 1988 she joined Four Winds Trading as Interbulk Vision and in 1990 she was purchased by Alba Corporation and renamed Akrop. In 2003 she was sold to Dokos Marine SA and renamed Akropolis and in 2008 she joined West Asia Maritime as Gem of Rozi. She became Daffodil in 2010. On 20th January 2012 she arrived at Alang to be broken up by Hariyana Ship Demolition. (Nigel Lawerence)

HISTORY OF AQABA AND THE PORT

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