Thursday, 1 May 2008


Lying at anchor off Kilcreggan, the Swedish tanker TÄRNFORS awaits a suitable tide to move upriver to Rothesay Dock, with her cargo of fuel from Antwerp. Smaller than other ships of the Tarntank fleet which have visited previously, TÄRNFORS was built in China in 1998 by the Qui Xin Shipyard, and has a deadweight of 8,245 tonnes. She is 115.10 metres overall, and has a Swedish master, while the rest of her officers and crew are a mix of Swedish nationals, and Filipinos.