Sunday, 24 February 2008


A picture sent to ClydeSights by a good friend today shows the bulk carrier MAGDALENE as she heads down the Largs Channel with her cargo of coal towards Hunterston jetty yesterday morning. A Capesize ship of 149,530 tonnes deadweight, this 270 metre long ship was built in 1989 by the China Shipbuilding Co at their Kaohsiung shipyard. Managed by a German company, Johann MK Blumenthal, she was originally named PULANG LUPA, becoming COPPET in 2002. She took her present name at the end of 2006, transferring from the Panamanian flag to the Maltese register at the same time.