Wednesday, 22 August 2007


Closely following LYS-SKOG this evening, was the larger SUOMIGRACHT, a Dutch ship belonging to the Spliethoff company. She and her sisterships are frequent visitors to the Clyde, where they load paper products for the eastern seaboard of the USA. In this case, SUOMIGRACHT is heading for Jacksonville. Built at Szczecin in 2004, her tonnages are 18,321 gross and 23,660 deadweight. She is 185.4 metres long. As well as paper products, the Spliethoff ships often carry interesting deck cargoes, large yachts and motor cruisers being amongst the most common loads carried on deck.