Friday, 14 December 2007

VECHTBORG outbound

Although Wagenborg is one of Europe's largest shipping companies, with a fleet of 160 dry cargo ships, their vessel rarely visit the Clyde. VECHTBORG, a ship built in 1998 by the Volharding Shipyard at Hoogezand in the Netherlands, arrived on Thursday with a cargo of animal feed, and sailed again this afternoon. She is 8,664 tonnes deadweight, and has an overall length of 132.2 metres. As she headed down the Firth past Inverkip, bound for Aughinish in south-western Ireland, she met Caledonian MacBrayne's LOCH ALAINN, heading for Gourock following her annual survey on the slip at Ardmaleish Boatyard, on the island of Bute.