Tuesday, 21 August 2007


A regular visitor to Greenock is the container ship ENDEAVOR, seen arriving this morning. She is employed on a regular weekly container service from Greenock to Bilbao, with calls at Dublin (southbound) and Avonmouth (northbound). ENDEAVOR, a 750 TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) container ship, has been on this run since the spring of 2005, when she entered service. Owned by JR Shipping, her hull was built at the Daewoo-Mangalia shipyard in Romania but the ship was completed in the Netherlands by the Bodewes Volharding Frisian Shipyard. Her principal dimensions are 134.65m length overall, 21.50m breadth, and 7,680 gross tons, with a deadweight of 9,450 tonnes. Flying the Dutch flag, she is capable of 18 knots.

In the background, just to the right of ENDEAVOR's bow, is a small coaster, HOLSTENTOR, which was waiting to move up-river to Glasgow.