After spending over a week in Belfast discharging, the bulk carrier PLANICA arrived at Shieldhall this afternoon with a cargo of animal feed. Operated by Genshipping, a subsidiary of the Slovenian Splošna plovba company, PLANICA was built in 1984 by the Mitsui shipyard in Japan. She is 182.80 metres overall, with a deadweight of 42,239 tonnes. Somewhat unusually for a ship of her size, she flies the Antigua and Barbudan ensign. She is currently sailing on charter to Peter Döhle, the German shipowners, who are also major shareholders in the ship's owners.