Tuesday, 21 August 2007


As mentioned in the previous post, this little coaster spent the night at anchor whilst awaiting transit up the river to Glasgow. Built in 1989 as PORT VOUGA by the only shipyard in Portugal which is still operating, she later was renamed BORKUM in 1993 and LADY GRETA two years later. She took her current name in 2004 when she was acquired by her German owners, Erwin Strahlmann. 82.73m long, she is of 2,351 gross tons and has a deadweight of 3,432 tonnes. Like many similar German-owned ships, she is registered in St Johns, and flies the Antigua and Barbuda flag. She headed upriver this afternoon to load scrap metal.