Monday, 14 December 2009


While the river was closed to traffic, no less than seven ships were lying at anchor off Gourock and Greenock, awaiting transit upriver. Two of those are seen here, at 'Bravo 4', with Scotline's SCOT MARINER on the right and BBC ADRIATIC on the left. The latter had arrived from Antwerp on Saturday morning, but was unable to continue to Glasgow because of poor visibility upriver. She had been completed as MELLUMPLATE in February 2008, but was renamed BBC ADRIATIC some eight months later. With a deadweight of 6,042 tonnes, she is 115.5 metres long. She is owned by Briese Schiffahrt.