Saturday, 11 July 2009

Yesterday's ClydeSights: GLORY C

Rather unusually for a bulk carrier, GLORY C was fitted with a full set of her own cargo-handling gear which included derricks and cranes. She made a number of visits to the Clyde in 2003-04, bringing in cargoes of animal feed to Shieldhall, and was seen sailing after one such visit in October 2004. GLORY C had been built in Japan in 1976 as BUNKO MARU, becoming in 1986 TRADE CARRIER. She was again renamed in 2000, becoming GLORY C. Still reported to be afloat today, she was 200.0 metres overall and had a deadweight of 51,672 tonnes.