Saturday, 10 January 2009


Despite pretty attrocious weather conditions affecting the Firth this morning, the tanker ANTARCTIC, which had been anchored in Irvine Bay for a few days, was able to make her way upfirth to Finnart. Greek-registered, but owned by a Panamanian company, ANTARCTIC is operated by the Tsakos Group in the charter market and was carrying a cargo of Nigerian crude from Forcados. She was built in 2007 by Hyundai Heavy Industries, and has a deadweight of 163,216 tonnes. Her overall length is some 274.12 metres.


Anonymous said...

Nice to see her on the move, a lot of ships are spending longer at anchor in Irvine bay for Finnart and Hunterston lately, she has been at Irvine since boxing day! Nice capture.

Anonymous said...

I've added some grabs from the Ardentinny webcam as she came down Loch Long today as well as a hardy jet skier!