Thursday, 13 September 2007


Inbound for King George V Dock with a cargo of cement on Thursday morning was APOLLO HAWK, a ship dating from 1972, when she was built in Holland as ESTHER BOLTEN, later being renamed ESTHER in 1974. She took her current name in 1998. This ship underwent a major rebuild in Spain, including being lengthened by 4.6 metres, in 1991. Managed by a German concern, L&L Shipping, she is a 6,341 tonne deadweight bulk carrier and is 101.5 metres in length.