Wednesday, 9 April 2008


Lying at anchor at 'Bravo 4' was the St John's registered coaster POTOSI, waiting for this afternoon's tide before proceeding up the river to Lobnitz Basin, where she will load a cargo of scrap metal for Spain. POTOSI was built by Slovenske Lodenice a.s. in 1995, and is a fairly typical 87.96 metre long ship from the Komarno yard, having a deadweight of 3,657 tonnes. She does not seem to have been built with the two deck cranes, which appear to have been added more recently. POTOSI is a member of the Wessels fleet, with cargoes arranged through Arkon Shipping, a firm of German shipbrokers.