Friday, 12 March 2010


Leaving Loch Long and the Ineos terminal at Finnart behind, the products tanker W-O DEVOCEAN was embarking on a rather unusual voyage. Loaded with a cargo that had been backloaded from Grangemouth, it was to the Forth port that she was sailing, back to Grangemouth. Such sailings are unusual but are performed occasionally after part of the Ineos refinery has been shut down for maintenance, where the cargo is used to recommence production of certain grades of fuel. Such a voyage would take a ship like W-O DEVOCEAN around 48 hours.