Tuesday, 2 September 2008


Seen passing the Royal Navy Armaments Depot at Coulport on the east shore of Loch Long, the Maltese-flagged tanker SEAGRACE was heading up the loch towards Finnart, where she would discharge her cargo of crude oil. Accompanying her were the Svitzer tugs AYTON CROSS (on her starboard side) with SVITZER MALLAIG on her starboard quarter, and WARRIOR III also present. SEAGRACE is operated by the same company as SEADANCER, which berthed at Finnart just a couple of weeks ago. She is a little older, having been built by Samho Shipbuilding in 2002, and has a deadweight of 149,921 tonnes. She is 274 metres in length, with a beam of 50 metres.