Tuesday, 20 May 2008


Managed by an Indian company, EMS Ship Management, the 48,139 tonne deadweight bulk carrier SELANDIA was noted this afternoon as she headed down river to rendevous with the tanker AEGEAN PRINCESS at the north end of the Cumbraes, where she would receive bunkers. SELANDIA, which discharged part of her cargo of animal feed at Belfast before coming up the Clyde early on Saturday morning, is 199.98 metres in length, and was built by Stocznia Gdanska in 1996. Originally SELANDIA, she was almost immediately renamed STAR SELANDIA, which she carried for two years. Original owners were the well-known Danish company The East Asiatic Company, but in 2000 she was sold. SELANDIA now wears the Isle of Man flag and is registered in Douglas. After taking bunkers, she is due to head for Brixham, on the south coast.