Wednesday, 19 March 2008


The latest Spliethoff ship to visit the Clyde anchored in Brodick Bay last night before moving to Greenock early this morning. SCHIPPERSGRACHT, built in 2000 by Mitsubishi at their Shiminoseki shipyard, was the first of the many 'S' class ships they now operate. Much of their trade is the carriage of newsprint, and her side-door can be seen in its open position quite clearly in this view. Like the five other ships built in Japan, the deadweight of SCHIPPERSGRACHT is 21,402 tonnes and her length 168.14 metres.