Maritime: SS Green Island

November 22, 2006

Back in the 1990’s, I sailed aboard the SS Green Island.  The Green Island was a LASH (Lighter Aboard SHip) class vessel chartered by the Waterman Steamship Corporation.  For those not familiar with a LASH, it is basically a large, hallow vessel which carries floating barges which are loaded and off-loaded by a rolling crane (or Lighter) along the deck.  Some variants of the LASH also carry standard shipping containers behind the forward house.  The image below is a good representation of what the Green Island configuration looks like. Read the rest of this entry »