Wednesday, 28 May 2008


The small 2,097 tonne deadweight coaster SCOTIA arrived this morning and proceeded straight upriver to Shieldhall to lift a cargo of scrap metal. She was built in 1987 in Holland, by J.H. van Eijk & Zonen at Sliedrecht for German owners, and was originally named MEISE when launched. She was, however, completed as SCOTIA, then became FEED STAR before reverting to SCOTIA very briefly in 2003, becoming FEED STAR once more, and finally, just a few days ago, she took the name SCOTIA again. Her overall length is 79.1 metres, and she is now owned and operated by Estonian interests.