Thursday, 27 November 2008


Another vessel which has spent quite a while at anchor, in her case at the north end of Great Cumbrae, is the Marshall Islands-flagged bulk carrier SILVER CONSTELLATION, which moved there on completion of discharge of a cargo of Colombian coal at Hunterston. Now on her fifth name, she was built in Japan as CAPE COSMOS, entering service in 1986. In 2000, she was briefly named CAPE DAISY, becoming CHAMPEL the same year, then ORIENT BRILLIANCE two years later. She was given her present name in 2006. She is 273.01 metres long, and has a deadweight of 146,351 tonnes. She appears to be owned by Canadian interests, and is on charter to a Singapore company.