Thursday, 5 February 2009


The container ship HELGALAND - employed on MacAndrews Europe-Portugal service - was seen on Thursday afternoon as she passed Ashton on her way from Greenock to Rotterdam. In the background, one of the gantry cranes at Ocean Terminal is visible, as is the top of the Sir Gabriel Woods Mariners Home. This home was built in the mid 19th Century and is now managed by the Merchant Navy Welfare Board, where it provides residential care for retired seafarers from both the Merchant and Royal Navies.