Wednesday, 19 September 2007


This little coaster arrived at the Tail of the Bank this morning, awaiting a berth up-river to load scrap metal. Built by Scheepseerf Ferus Smit BV in the Netherlands in 1993 as IKIENA, she has been named ISIDOR since 2005. Originally operated by a Dutch company, she now flies the Cypriot flag although her operators are Estonia. She is 4,273 tonnes deadweight, with a gross tonnage of 1,587 tons, and is 89.4 metres in length. She sailed up-river this afternoon.