Wednesday, 26 March 2008


With a hull built by Liesbosch Staal BV at Nieuwegein, and completed in 1989 by Scheepswerf Damen BV, Gorinchem, the coaster SEA HAWK arrived this morning to load scrap metal at Shieldhall. Launched as CHRISTIAN R, she was renamed MINDFUL soon afterwards, and became CHRISTA K in 1999. She was given her present name in 2006, and is now operated by Torbulk Ltd, a company based in England. Now registered at Bridgetown in Barbados, she is 87.8 metres long, and 3,015 tonnes deadweight. Her last voyage had been delivering a cargo of fertiliser from Teesport to Ayr.