Wednesday, 21 January 2009


Loading timber today at Campbeltown, the Lithuanian-flagged coaster KLAIPEDA dates from 1995, when she was built by the Romanian Severnav shipyard. She was completed as ESPERO, and renamed a year later, becoming LADY SERENA. In 1999, she was again renamed, this time becoming KREMS, and in August 2008, she took her present name. She is 87.8 metres in length, with a deadweight of 4,068 tonnes. She is now managed by Afalita Ship Management.