Monday, 30 March 2009


Taking the place of PERUVIAN EXPRESS alongside the jetty at Hunterston on Monday afternoon was a bulker carrying another cargo of coal from Colombia. OCEAN COMET, seen rounding the north end of Great Cumbrae, was completed in March 2008 at the Imari Shipyard of the Namura Shipbuilding Company in Japan. She is 289 metres in length with a deadweight of 176,943 tonnes. Owned by a Panamanian company, OCEAN COMET is managed by a Japanese firm. Assisting her to berth were AYTON CROSS and SVITZER MILFORD (seen at her stern) together with SD IMPETUS. The former-RMAS tug was helping out while WARRIOR III is on relief duty in Belfast.