Saturday, 29 December 2007


Passing Lunderston Bay this afternoon as she heads down the Clyde bound for Stanlow, the tanker SPECIALITY has been described by her owners as "the most environmentally friendly small product tanker in the world”. Already seen on ClydeSights just a couple of days ago, SPECIALITY has twin funnels carrying the six uptakes from her diesel machinery, three generator sets being located in each of her two engine rooms, arranged port and starboard. She also has a very low noise profile, using advanced techniques to silence her exhausts, and ventilation fans, and employing electric deck machinery instead of the more conventional hydraulic equipment.