Friday, 25 June 2010


A veteran coaster arrived during the afternoon from Liverpool, and headed upriver to Shieldhall to pick up a cargo of scrap metal for export to Leixoes. SALIX, which was built as BARGSTED in 1986 by Sietas at the Nueunfelde yard in Germany, is 3,022 tonnes deadweight and has an overall length of 92.1 metres. She belongs to VW Nyki Shipping, a well-known Dutch company.