Sunday, 11 November 2007


A container ship sailing loaded down to her loadline marks but with no boxes on deck is an unusual sight, but was seen this morning as CHRISTINE headed upriver to Glasgow, having spent the night anchored in Brodick Bay. Until recently, this ship was named TS YOKOHAMA, but following a period serving between Hong Kong, Port Kelang, Singapore, Osaka, Pusan, Keelung and Xingang on charter to TS Lines, she has changed her name. Managed by Reederei Karl Schlüter GmbH & Co. KG, she was bringing a cargo of plywood from China. Completed in February 2005, CHRISTINE was built by Qingshan Shipyard in China and is 140.48 metres long, with a deadweight of 11,050 tonnes.