Wednesday, 22 April 2009


Also heading upriver later in the day was the German coaster MEDUM, which too was flying the Antigua and Barbudan flag. She was built in 1998 and completed as OPDR PORTO by the China State Shipbuilding Co at their Jiangxi Jiangzhou shipyard.  With an overall length of 100.62 metres, she has a deadweight of 5,199 tonnes. Owned by Briese Schiffahrt, MEDUM will be loading an export cargo at Shieldhall.