Friday, 16 May 2008


Another ore/bulk/oil carrier arrived at Hunterston this afternoon, after spending several days lying at anchor off Irvine. ALKMAN, built in 1985 as JAGUAR by the Namura Shipbuilding Co of Imari, Japan, is a 225.76 metre long ship of 66,221 tonnes deadweight. Now owned by a Panamanian company, she is managed by Orpheus Maritime Transport of Piraeus, and flies the flag of the Bahamas. In 1988, she was renamed SIKSITA, becoming NOR-OBO in 1989, OBO HAWK later the same year, and FRONT HAWK in 1990. She was given her present name in 1996.