Tuesday, 21 April 2009


Passing the Cloch this evening, the German coaster NORDERAU was outward bound for Bayonne with a cargo of scrap metal loaded at Shieldhall.  Belonging to Erwin Strahlmann, the four-year old vessel was built on the River Danube at the Slovenske Lodenice shipyard at Komarno in Slovakia.  She is 87.9 metres overall and has a deadweight of 3,712 tonnes.