Wednesday, 31 October 2007


Slightly newer, and certainly less newsworthy, than the last sizeable bulk carrier to pass Port Glasgow, the Cypriot flagged SILVERSTAR is seen heading down the channel. This is her second name, as when she was launched in 1999 at the Hakodate Dock shipyard in Japan, she was named CENTURY FOREST, taking her new name in 2006. She is now owned by Oceanbond Shipping and managed by Seastar Chartering, and was bound for Norfolk, Virginia after she left the Clyde. Of 31,762 tonnes deadweight, SILVERSTAR is 176.75 metres long, and is a member of her builder's 'Super Handy 32' class of ships, capable of handling both bulk cargoes and logs with her box-shaped holds.