Friday, 13 June 2008


Berthed astern of FAME was a coaster, also registered in Bergen, and loading a cargo of round timber, destined for Pietersaari, in Finland. NORDIC CHANTAL was built in 1994 as BREMER SATURN, and completed by the Bodewes Volharding shipyard at Foxhol, she is 89.72 metres in length, and has a deadweight of 4,045 tonnes. She is equipped with an elevator on her port side, visible beside the stack of containers she is carrying. Renamed in 2006, she is now operated by Nordic Chartering, although she is owned by a Cypriot company and managed by Riga Shipping, another of whose ships was also seen on Wednesday.