Thursday, 24 January 2008


In between the wintry showers today, the Antigua and Barbudan-flagged coaster UPHUSEN makes her way past Greenock on her way upriver to Diesel Wharf, where she will load scrap metal. UPHUSEN was built in 1996 as SAAR BREMEN by Bodewes Shipyards BV at Hoogezand in the Netherlands, but was renamed early in her career. Owned by the Bockstiegel company, she is 90.4 metres long, and has a deadweight of 4,334 tonnes.