Sunday, 28 October 2007

STEERSMAN outbound

Although flying the Liberian flag, the 6,403 tonne deadweight tanker STEERSMAN is operated by James Fisher Tankships Ltd. She arrived yesterday afternoon, and having completed her discharge at Rothesay Dock, sailed this morning. One of four sisters, the others being ANCHORMAN, CHARTSMAN and RUDDERMAN, this ship was built by the Malaysia Shipyard at Johore Bahru in 1994. She is 101.6 metres in length, and was originally a member of the P&O Tankships fleet, which inherited the names of the former Rowbotham company.