Carrying a fine selection of expensive yachts and motor cruisers, the Spliethoff cargo ship SPUIGRACHT is the fourth of a class built in Poland in 2000-01 for the Dutch company. She was arriving from Flushing and Southampton, one a regular line voyage that would take her to West Palm Beach in Florida. SPUIGRACHT was built by Stocznia Szczecinska and delivered in March 2001. She is 172.0 metres in length and has a deadweight of 21,250 tonnes. She loaded a cargo of paper at Greenock before setting off across the Atlantic.