Wednesday, 30 June 2010


Lying at Bravo anchorage before heading upriver to Glasgow, the coaster ALEXANDRA S had arrived during the night from Amsterdam. She was built in 1972 by the Bodewes Scheepswerf at Hoogezand in Holland, and was launched as WESTERBROEK. In 1985 she was renamed ALEXANDRA, and gained the suffix to her name in 1997. Since 2007, the 2,267 tonne deadweight, 76.9 metre long coaster, has flown the Cook Islands flag although she is currently owned by Norwegians.