Thursday, 12 June 2008


Passing below the Erskine Bridge on a sunny summer's evening, the Norwegian tanker STEN TOR was heading for Rothesay Dock, accompanied by the tug KINDEACE. Sister ship of STEN EMBLA and STEN ODIN, she too was built by the Jiangnan Shipyard in China, and was the second ship to be handed over, joining the Stenersen fleet in April 1999. Like FALCON, which was seen a few days ago making her first visit to the river, STEN TOR is operating on a charter to Swift Tankers. This company is a joint operation between Maersk Tankers and Teekay Shipping, although at the beginning of this week it was announced that Maersk has, in fact, taken over Teekay's 50% share in the partnership. STEN TOR, which has a deadweight of 13,863 tonnes, has an overall length of 134.3 metres. Registered on the Norwegian International registry, she has a Norwegian master, Norwegian, Latvian and Filipino officers, and a Filipino crew.


Anonymous said...

Very nice !!

Anonymous said...

Echoed - lovely contrasts!