Friday, 25 January 2008


With a fresh westerly wind behind her, the Norwegian coaster AASLI passes Greenock on her way to King George V Dock today with a cargo of cement. Owned by Aasen Transport, AASLI was built in 1994 in Holland by the Bodewes Shipyard, and is 99.95 metres in length. With a deadweight of 6,630 tonnes, she is registered on Norway International Register although her port of registry is Haugesund. This register was established in 1986 to encourage Norwegian shipowners not to use flags of convenience while remaining competitive.