Monday, 21 January 2008


The bulk carrier PACIFIC CONFIDENCE left Hunterston this afternoon, sailing in ballast for Tenerife, where presumably she will bunker before continuing on to pick up here next cargo. Like most ships calling at Hunterston, she had been discharging coal for onward transport by rail to coal-fired power stations, such as Longannet in Fife. Completed in March 2004, this 180,181 tonne deadweight bulk carrier was built at the Saijo yard of the Imabari Shipbuilding Co in Japan for the Nissen Kaiun Co. Flying the Panamanian flag, PACIFIC CONFIDENCE is 288.93 metres overall, and her Mitsui-built 6-cylinder main engine has an output of 18,630 kW.