Wednesday, 26 December 2007


Another new tanker arrived this morning, as is seen passing the Gantocks beacon on her way to Finnart oil terminal. MINERVA DOXA, built in Japan by the Universal Shipbuilding Corporation (formerly Hitachi Zosen) and completed at the end of June this year, is operated by Minerva Marine, a Greek tanker company. She is a Suezmax-sized ship, of 159,438 tonnes deadweight. A typical modern double-hulled tanker with an overall length of 276.88 metres, she is driven by a Mitsui MAN-B&W 6-cylinder main engine, producing 18,600kW at 91 rpm. MINERVA DOXA arrived on the Clyde with her cargo of crude oil on Sunday 23rd, and had been lying at anchor in Irvine Bay until this morning.


Anonymous said...

Great photo, I only managed to get a view from the back at Irvine due to way they were anchored. cheers.