Monday, 10 November 2008


A Russian coaster has been at Shieldhall for a few days discharging a cargo at the riverside berth. VASILIY SHUKSHIN, which now flies the Maltese flag, was built in 1995 by the Volgograd Shipyard is 89.5 metres long, and has a deadweight of 2,792 tonnes. She is managed by a Belgian company, and like many Russian vessels,  her owners appear to have a Maltese address. She is of the 'Baltiyskiy' Project 16290 type, and is operated by the North-Western Shipping Company.