Thursday, 1 January 2009

STOLT KESTREL

The River Clyde's first-footer this year was the tanker STOLT KESTREL, seen here at the NuStar berth in Rothesay Dock. Owned by Stolt Tankers - a well known tanker company but not a name commonly seen on the Clyde - she was built in Japan by Fukuoka Shipbuilding in 1992. She is 99.9 metres in length, and has a deadweight of 5,741 tonnes. STOLT KESTREL was bringing a load of fuel from the Mersey. Registered at George Town in the Cayman Islands, she carries a British master, with Latvian, Russian, Ukranian and Filipino nationals making up the remainder of her crew.

2 comments:

Robert said...

Thanks for blogging in 2008 John and look forward to 2009 blogs. Wishing you all the best for 2009.

Regards, Robert

Anonymous said...

Happy new year!