Wednesday, 22 August 2007


Another regular visitor to Sandbank arrived this morning, for more round timber. A typical low air draft coaster, FINGAL had last been at Londonderry, a common destination for timber cargoes, although this latest shipment was destined for Troon. Dating from 1984, she was built by Gebr. Kötter Schiffswerft-Sägewerk at Haren in (West) Germany. Originally named KIRSTEN, she has had numerous name changes over the years. Registered at Willemstad in the Netherlands Antilles, this 79.40m long ship has a gross tonnage of 1,409 tons and a deadweight of 1,452 tonnes.