Saturday, 5 April 2008


Making the April call at Greenock for Star Shipping was STAR INDIANA, one of the ships owned by Masterbulk of Singapore. She was built in Poland in 2000, by Stocznia Szczecinska SA at their yard in Szczecin. With a deadweight of 43,956 tonnes, STAR INDIANA has an overall length of 198.5 metres. Like most of the open-hatch ships employed by Star, she is fitted with the distinctive pair of gantry cranes with their associated gear fitted to offer a little protection from the elements when working cargo. As usual, she had been discharging a part-cargo of wood pulp at Greenock, before continuing to La Pallice in western France.