Saturday, 15 March 2008


With the Pilot Cutter TOWARD approaching her this morning, the container ship JOHN MITCHELL is seen passing Ashton as she heads upriver to Ocean Terminal. A sistership of GERD SIBUM, she is employed on the BG Freight Line service and runs on the same service, the two ships alternating weekly. JOHN MITCHELL arrived from Belfast, and set sail later this afternoon for Southampton. JOHN MITCHELL, which was built as UWE KAHRS by Elbewerft Boizenburg GmbH in 1997, has a deadweight of 5,865 tonnes, and an overall length of 99.95 metres. She can carry up to 505 TEU.