Passing McInroy's Point on Wednesday morning in weather conditions that did not reflect the time of year, the Swedish tanker FURE NORD was heading for the Alpha anchorage off Greenock, before heading upriver to Rothesay Dock to discharge a cargo of fuel that she had loaded in Rotterdam. FURE NORD was built in China by the Shanghai Edwards Shipbuilding Co in 2004, and is owned by Furetank Rederi AB. Her commercial operation is by a newly-formed company, Milestone Maritime A/S. With an overall length of 144.0 metres, she has a deadweight of 15,999 tonnes. She is a sister of FURE WEST.