Tuesday, 9 September 2008


Seen passing Cloch Point on a blusterly autumnal day, the motor tanker TANGO had been at anchor off Irvine since Friday, before heading up the Firth today to Finnart to discharge her cargo of Nigerian crude oil. Delivered by her Japanese builders to German owners in May this year, TANGO is managed by Hartmann Reederei, and is operating as part of the Heidmar Blue Fin tanker pool. She is 150,096 tonnes deadweight, and 274.3 metres overall. She currently carries a German master, while her crew are a mix of German, Polish and Filipino.