Wednesday, 29 October 2008


The Fleet Replenishment Ship FORT AUSTIN arrived on the Clyde on Tuesday afternoon and after a night at anchor off Greenock, moved on Wednesday morning to Glen Mallan. Before berthing, she had to await the departure of this ship, HARTLAND POINT. She is one of a series of six ships owned by Foreland Shipping, and operating on long-term charter to the Ministry of Defence. Built at Belfast by Harland and Wolff, HARTLAND POINT was completed in December 2002. She is 193 metres long, has a deadweight of some 13,300 tonnes, and is a sistership of ANVIL POINT, which visited the Clyde in March. After working cargo at Glen Mallan, HARTLAND POINT was heading for Sunny Point in North Carolina, USA, a major munitions base.