Sunday, 18 January 2009


The coaster RED DUCHESS has been back at Sandbank twice this week, the first call having been on Tuesday. After loading round timber for Youghal, she sailed again that evening. Her return to the Clyde to load another cargo was on Saturday afternoon, and she is seen here shortly before departure, again for Youghal, on Sunday afternoon. Towards the end of last year, both RED DUCHESS and her fleetmate RED BARONESS changed hands, and are now owned by an Irish company, based in Cork and named Coast Lines Shipping. So far the only apparent change is that her funnel has been repainted.