Tuesday, 15 January 2008


With the recovery of FLYING PHANTOM now underway at Clydebank, the River Clyde is subject to closure during part of the day while the salvors are working on the wreck. One of Erwin Strahlmann's fleet of coasters, ARLAU, spent most of the day at anchor while the closure was in effect, awaiting passage to Shieldhall this afternoon to load a cargo of scrap metal destined for the Spanish smelters. ARLAU is from the same shipyard that built RODAU and LINNAU, the Slovenske Lodenice Komarno yard on the River Danube. Delivered in May 2004, ARLAU's deadweight is 3,701 tonnes, with an overall length of 87.79 metres. Like most of the ships built at this yard, her hull construction commenced several years before launch took place; in this case her keel was laid in 1998.


Anonymous said...

Thats a nice photo, visibilty looks a lot better after all that murky weather we had.