Friday, 25 April 2008


A trim little coaster, MARY CHRISTINA, arrived at Glasgow a few days ago with a cargo of wind turbine components, which she discharged at King George V Dock. MARY CHRISTINA is Dutch built and owned, having been constructed at Barkmeijer Stroobos in 1998, and when new she was named SIROCCO, receiving her current name in 2004. She is registered in the Netherlands Antilles, is 87.85 metres long, and has a deadweight of 3,155 tonnes. She is managed by Wagenborg Shipping. Passing her is the police launch STRATHCLYDE. On completion of her cargo discharge, MARY CHRISTINA loaded scrap steel at Shieldhall, and now appears to be heading for Spain.