Friday, 13 June 2008


An elderly little coaster was noted in Ayr Harbour on Friday afternoon. FAME was built in 1966 by Leirvik Sveis A/S, a yard which nowadays constructs living quarters modules for offshore platforms, and has borne just three names since new. Launched as SOLFJORD, she became EIDSVAAG MARIN in 2002 and was renamed FAME four years later. Only 788 tonnes deadweight, she is 53.45 metres long. She is registered in Bergen, although her owners are based in the Faroe Islands. She appears to have loaded cargo at Ayr, possibly fertiliser.