Thursday, 17 July 2008


Built at Leningrad in 1981 by Baltiyskiy Zavod, SAMOS SKY was originally named PREMNITZ and was part of the East German merchant fleet. By 1997, she had been renamed SAMOS SKY, and was sailing for Safe Seaways Ltd, who still own her now. Carrying a cargo of animal feed, she had previously done a part discharge at Belfast before heading up the Clyde this morning to Shieldhall. The 38,250 tonne deadweight ship, which has an overall length of 199.80 metres, is wearing the funnel colours of her charterers, Rudolf A Oetker, part of the Hamburg Süd group.