Saturday, 20 October 2007


A new tanker, handed over to her Turkish owners only at the beginning of August, arrived at Rothesay Dock on Friday afternoon. MASALLI, built at the Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard in Russia, has an unusual profile for the type of tanker more usually associated with bringing cargoes to the Clyde. With an overall length of 150.15 metres, and a deadweight of 13,030 tonnes on a draft of 6.97 metres, this twin screw tanker is built to the maximum size of ship capable of transitting the rivers and canal systems leading to the Caspian Sea. Registered at Valetta in Malta, she is operated by Palmali Shipping.