Sunday, 14 September 2008


The Norwegian tanker TORILL KNUTSEN was seen alongside the NuStar berth shortly after arriving at Rothesay Dock, after spening several hours lying at Shieldhall as poor visibility had prevented her berthing at her intended destination on arrival. TORILL KNUSTEN is owned by Knutsen Tankers, and operated by Neste Oil, the Finnish company. She is currently working on charter to Eiger Shipping, part of the giant Russian oil company Lukoil. Built in Spain in 1990, she is 141.6 metres long, and has a deadweight of 14,910 tonnes. Also visible in this picture, at the far end of Rothesay Dock, is the SPT ferry YOKER SWAN, completing her annual overhaul. The masts of two of the Type 45 ships currently being fitted out by BVT Surface Fleet at Scotstoun are also visible, one above the left of the two green marker buoys in the picture, and the other shrouded in green netting at the right side of the picture.


Gerard Ward said...

Very nice pic,but I don't recall seeing those marker buoys before.