Wednesday, 7 November 2007


Described by her designers as "the fastest coaster with heavy-lift capability under 3,000 gross tons", DEO VOLENTE is a new ship which has already become a well-known name on the Clyde. Owned by the Dutch company Hartman Seatrade, this ship was completed in Holland in 2006, using a hull built by OAG Stettin in Poland. With a service speed of 18 knots, DEO VOLENTE is fitted with two Liebherr cranes rated at 120 tonnes each. Within her 104.8 metre long hull, her single hold can accommodate lifts up to 63.6 metres in length. Her deadweight is 3,750 tonnes, and her cargoes vary from modules for oil rig platforms, to wind turbines. It is this latter cargo that she has recently been bringing to the Clyde, for a new windfarm being built at Whitelee, to the southeast of Glasgow. An in-depth article about this interesting ship, which has just won a 'Ship of the Year' award, can be read here (PDF file). DEO VOLENTE was sailing this afternoon for Esbjerg for another cargo of wind turbines.