Saturday, 15 August 2009


Following the departure of MAASDAM, both SVITZER MALLAIG and BATTLER headed downfirth to sail the bulk carrier SEAWIND from Hunterston coal jetty. SEAWIND, which had been discharging a cargo of coal from Murmansk, was preparing to sail for Riga in Latvia. Measuring 224.97 metres overall, she is of 74,012 tonnes deadweight. SEAWIND was built in Japan in 1996 by Imabari Shipbuilding, and was completed as JASPER. Now owned by a Liberian company, she is managed by Thenamaris, a Greek firm, and flies the Maltese flag.