Monday, 6 October 2008


She arrived on Saturday afternoon, and was due to proceed upriver later that evening but following main engine problems, LIAMARE had to remain at anchor. Loaded with a grain cargo for Shieldhall, she was towed to the Great Harbour on Monday afternoon by one of Clyde Marine's tugs, and AYTON CROSS, for repairs. LIAMARE was built in 2000 by the Zaliv Shipyard at Kerch in the Ukraine. Originally named AMELAND, she was towed to Holland for fitting out, and was completed the following year. 107.13 metres overall, she has a deadweight of 5,842 tonnes. She was renamed LIAMARE when sold to Liamare Shipping BV in May 2007.