Wednesday, 5 March 2008


Heading down the River Clyde this morning, the 17,997 tonne deadweight tanker BESIKTAS GREENLAND was Rothesay Dock's most recent visitor. Built in 2007 at the Gisan Shipyard in Turkey, this ship recently spent several days sheltering to the east of Shetland awaiting a moderation in weather conditions before continuing to the Clyde. Owned by a Maltese company, Northern Eagle European Tanker, her managers are Turkish, while her commercial operation is carried out by Broström Tankers Denmark A/S. Delivered a little less than a year ago, BESIKTAS GREENLAND is 147.5 metres in length and has a fully Turkish crew. Following her visit to the Clyde, she was bound for Pembroke for her next cargo.