Saturday, 27 October 2007


With the river re-opened following yesterday's incident off Langbank, the mini-bulker APOLLO EAGLE, a sistership of APOLLO HAWK which had visited the river earlier this month, was able to sail from Glasgow today. Built by A Vuyk & Zonen's Scheepswerven at Capelle an der Ijssel in Holland, this ship was originally named CHRISTIANE SCHULTE when completed in 1972, having her name abbreviated to CHRISTA in 1987, and her original one restored again in 1992. She became APOLLO EAGLE in 1998. Like her sister, she too has been lengthened although she was done the following year, in 1992, but by the same Spanish shipyard. She is now 101.17 metres overall, with a deadweight of 6,341 tonnes. She is operated by L&L Shipping GmbH of Stade in Germany, and is registered in Antigua and Barbuda.