Wednesday, 13 February 2008

DEFIANT II outbound

This interesting looking ship, DEFIANT II, is a self-discharging bulk carrier and was upriver at Shieldhall unloading a cargo of aggregate from the Glensanda quarry on the shores of Loch Linnhe. She was constructed in 1978 in Sweden as DANIA, and built to carry newsprint. In 1983, she was renamed DONNY, then DENEB in 1988. In 1991, she was lengthened to 135.01 metres, converted to carry bulk cargoes and fitted with self-dicharging gear, becoming HOLMÖN at that time. Her deadweight tonnage increased to 10,900 tonnes. She was only given her present name on 4 February following her recent acquisition by Britannia Bulk plc. She was sailing this afternoon to load again at Glensanda.