Saturday, 27 October 2007


The Greek-flagged tanker ZUMA, 104,856 tonnes deadweight, had been anchored in Irvine Bay and came up the Firth this afternoon to discharge her cargo of crude oil at Finnart. Built in 2005 by the Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding, a newly constructed yard, she was delivered as CORCOVADO but was renamed in late 2006. She is operated by a Greek company, Cardiff Marine Inc, and is 243.8 metres long. Her six-cylinder Hudong B&W main engine delivers 18,420 bhp at 105 rpm, and has a bore of 600mm with a stroke of 2,400mm.