Sunday, 18 November 2007


Singapore-registered and owned, Cypriot managed, Danish operated, and manned by a crew with Russian, Georgian, Ukranian and Filipino nationals amongst their number, the chemical/oil products tanker BEN passes Wemyss Bay this afternoon, on her way to Rothesay Dock with a cargo of fuel. Dating from 2006, she was completed by Samho Shipbuilding in Korea as SONGA DIAMOND. Shortly after completion she became BRØVIG BAY before being renamed LIQUID VELVET in July this year. She only had that name for two months, before being named BEN. She is 12,956 tonnes deadweight and 127.2 metres long. She is currently operated, as mentioned above, by a Danish subsidiary of the Norwegian Eitzen Chemical Group.