Monday, 8 February 2010


One of the largest ships to berth at Finnart arrived on the Clyde on Friday and has lain at anchor off Irvine until Sunday morning. BW NYSA, owned by BW Maritime and flying the Singapore flag, was built in 2000. Orignally named ARGO ARTEMIS when delivered by her Korean builders, she was renamed NYSA in 2002, and took the 'BW' prefix seven years later. With a massive deadweight of some 299,543 tonnes, and an overall length of 332 metres, she iscarrying a cargo of crude oil from Nigeria. This view shows her heading back out of Loch Long to lie at No 6 Anchorage for a day or two; maintenance work at both Finnart and at Grangemouth means that there is currently insufficient storage space available for her entire cargo, and is has been decided to discharge in several small parcels, rather than to have her lying alongside all the time, with the additional cost of having firefighting tugs on standby throughout.