Friday, 18 January 2008


In a freshening westerly wind, the Norwegian self-discharging coaster AASFJORD spent the day at the Bravo anchorage off Gourock. Built in 1978 by Svendborg Skibsværft A/S in Denmark, and originally named CHARM, she is 94.21 metres overall, and has a deadweight of 3,960 tonnes. In 1982, she was renamed KELFAVIK, and in 1989 she became IRAFOSS. Following acquisition by Aasen Transport, she was given her current name. Carrying aggregates from Belfast, she will use her Hitachi excavator, which is fitted with a 5 tonne bucket, to discharge her cargo at Rothesay Dock.