Tuesday, 29 April 2008


Not a new visitor to the river, although it's been quite a while since YEOMAN BANK was seen on the Clyde. She arrived this morning with a cargo of stone from Glensanda, anchoring for a time before proceeding to Shieldhall this evening. YEOMAN BANK was built in Greece in 1982 and purchased while on the stocks by Ropners, a British shipping company, for whom she was named SALMONPOOL. As built, she did not have the self-discharging gear, which was added after she joined Egon Oldendorff, a German company with widespread interests, when she was also renamed YEOMAN BANK for a charter to Foster Yeoman, owners of the massive quarry at Glensanda. Foster Yeoman has fairly recently become part of the Aggregate Industries Group. YEOMAN BANK is 204.95 metres overall, with a deadweight of 43,728 tonnes. She is registered in Monrovia.