Friday, 30 April 2010


A new name appeared on the Clyde in the shape of this brightly coloured products tanker, seen in Rothesay Dock. CAPE DAWSON, which had been launched as RIO DAWSON and renamed prior to delivery, is owned by a German firm and managed by Columbia Shipmanagement. Registered in the Marshall Islands, she was completed at the end of November last year by STX Shipbuilding in Korea, and she has a deadweight of 12,592 tonnes, with an overall length of 120 metres. She was discharging a cargo from Rotterdam and is currently a member of the United Product Tankers coastal pool.