Friday, 31 July 2009


Friday also saw a new vessel making her first call at Greenock, on her first voyage on charter to Macandrews and taking the place of her sistership ACHIEVER at Liverpool the day before. BELIEVER, which was built in 1992 and launched as SVEN OLTMANN, becoming GRACECHURCH PLANET seven years later. Renamed EMILY BORCHARD in 2002, she reverted to her original name after a year. In 2004 she took her current name. Now owned by a Norwegian company, she is registered at Valetta. BELIEVER is a Type 148 ship, capable of carrying up to 510 TEU boxes, and is 116.8 metres long, with a deadweight of 6,620 tonnes. After sailing from Greenock, BELIEVER was heading for Bilbao in northern Spain.