Saturday, 22 September 2007


Pictured passing McInroy's Point this afternoon on passage to Eastham is the tanker THAMES FISHER, which had been delivering a cargo of aviation fuel to Rothesay Dock. One of the James Fisher Tankships fleet, she was built in 1997 by Vickers at Barrow-in-Furness, more usually associated with building naval ships. THAMES FISHER was the first of three sisterships built at Barrow, details of which can be seen here. She is 91.4 metres long, and her deadweight tonnage is 4,765 tonnes. A Ruston 8RK main engine gives her a service speed of 12 knots.