Monday, 9 March 2009


Arriving early this morning, and behind schedule following detention for a few days at Belfast, the wood chip carrier BUENA VISTA was bringing a cargo of animal feed from South America for discharge at Shieldhall. This ship, built in 1982 as JUJO MARU by Imabari Zosen in Japan, is 45,765 tonnes deadweight and has an overall length of 199.54 metres. She was renamed BUENA VISTA in 1992, and is now run by the same company that operates WORLD TRADER, a similar vessel that visited the Clyde recently.