Tuesday, 8 January 2008


Launched for her Norwegian owners in 1999 by the Chinese Jiangnan Shipyard Group, the 13,754 tonne deadweight chemical and oil tanker STEN EMBLA made her way slowly up the River Clyde this morning to Rothesay Dock. Measuring some 134.3 metres in length, she would normally have been canted using the mouth of the Cart. However, today she berthed in Rothesay Dock facing east, the wreck of FLYING PHANTOM having prevented this turn from taking place. STEN EMBLA is operated by Rederiet Stenersen, although her owners now appears to be a company based in the Marshall Islands. She was seen previously on ClydeSights, when she was sailing from Finnart on one occasion last September.


Anonymous said...

Fantastic photograph,razor sharp,did you take this from the Erskine Bridge? last time I was up there the walkway facing downriver was closed off.

Shame the Russian ship at Shieldhall did not leave on time,that would have been a real bonanza for you! I was at Braehead waiting and waiting,oh well!