Thursday, 24 April 2008


Passing Cloch Point this afternoon, the Liberian-flagged KASTOR is a new ship belonging to the Wessels Reederei GmbH, and operated by Arkon Shipping. Like her sister ARGOS, named on the same day in August 2007, KASTOR was built at the Slovenska Lodenice shipyard at Komarno, and is of their 'Rhein-M' class. Second of a class of twelve ships of this type to be delivered, and 87.9 metres in length, this 3,675 tonne deadweight coaster has arrived to load scrap metal.