Sunday, 12 October 2008


Her Maltese registration giving a clue to her Russian origins, KALLIOPE was indeed built in a Soviet shipyard, at the Severnaya Verf at St Petersburg, where she was launched in 1993. Built as DONBASS, she originally flew the Ukranian flag; now owned by √Ėsterreichischer Lloyd, KALLIOPE is a sistership of WALSERTAL, seen on the Clyde a year ago. She is 109.7 metres long, and has a deadweight of 6,920 tonnes.