Sunday, 16 August 2009


Although ships on the Coastal container service were once a regular sight on the Clyde, it has been some time since one was seen on such a service. COASTAL ISLE was noted heading for Greenock on Sunday afternoon on a rare visit - she is normally employed on a service between Liverpool and Belfast by Coastal Container Line, a subsidiary of Peel Ports. COASTAL ISLE, which was built as JOHANNA in 1991, is owned by a German company, and the 258 TEU ship has an overall length of 89.37 metres. She is 2,972 tonnes deadweight.