Sunday, 2 March 2008


Another picture of a bulker arriving at Hunterston sent to me by a good friend, this time showing the arrival yesterday of the Croatian-registered LIBERTAS. Delivered to her owners Atlantska Plovibda in August 2007, this new ship was built in South Korea by the STX Shipbuilding Co. With a full cargo of coal from Murmansk, this 75,511 deadweight tonne ship has an overall length of 225 metres. She has a sister ship, IMPERIAL, which had the remarkable build time of just over five months from cutting the first steel to delivery - details of both ships can be read here.