Saturday, 26 January 2008


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.


Anonymous said...

PLANICA spent much of her stay in Belfast detained by the MCA. Someone with his ear to the bulkhead told me there were so many deficiencies found that it wasn't easy to know where to start.

When she was finally passed by the MCA she was then further delayed by engine trouble.