Tuesday, 19 February 2008


Belonging to the same owners as ENDEAVOR, a former regular caller at Greenock until the turn of the year, ELEGANCE was a new arrival on the Clyde early this morning. Inward bound from Belfast, she sailed this afternoon for Rotterdam. Dating from 1991, she was completed as ZENIT but almost immediately renamed GRACECHURCH CROWN. In 2002 she reverted to her original name, and two years later became ELEGANCE. Later in 2004, she was renamed BERMUDA ISLANDER for a three year charter in the Caribbean, reverting to ELEGANCE in September 2007. She was built by the German builders Sietas, and is one of their Type 129 ships, 103.55 metres long with a deadweight of 4,665 tonnes. Her container capacity is 374 TEU.