Friday, 2 May 2008


A further cargo of wind turbine components for the Whitelee windfarm arrived from Denmark aboard VARNEBANK earlier this week, and was landed at King George V Dock as usual. She sailed this morning, heading for Esbjerg in Denmark, passing some of the participants of Joint Warrior 081 anchored at the Tail o' the Bank off Greenock. In this view, the frigates USS NICHOLAS and FGS MECKLENBURG-VANPOMMERN are seen on the left, with the Portuguese frigate VASCO DE GAMA on the right. VARNEBANK was built in 2000, at the Volharding Shipyard in Holland, and is operated by Pot Scheepvaart. She is 132.23 metres long, with a deadweight of 8,734 tonnes.