Monday, 3 September 2007


Sitting at Ferguson Shipbuilders yard at Port Glasgow for the past couple of weeks is the small supply ship AMILCAR. This little vessel was built in 1983, at the De La Manche shipyard at Dieppe in France, and she is 52.0 metres in length, and of 489 gross tons. Fitted with a single screw driven by a Crepelle 2,465 bhp engine, she was originally French owned and registered.

It appears that she has fairly recently been acquired by an Aberdeen-based company, Ocean Mainport Scotland Ltd, and is now managed by a Dutch firm. She is currently flying the flag of St Vincent and the Grenadines, and is registered, as can be seen below, at Kingstown.

It also appears that she has carried the name OCEAN SWAN - visible quite clearly in this last view - or perhaps this is to be her new name, and the lettering has been painted over in the meantime with her old name, until such times as her conversion to her new standby vessel role has been completed.


Anonymous said...

Ocean swan is her new name