Saturday, 5 June 2010


A new name appeared on the Clyde a week ago when this ship, WEC VAN GOGH, paid her first visit to the Clyde on a new weekly service linking Le Havre, Dublin and Belfast which has now been extended to include Greenock. Operated by WEC Lines, a Dutch company, this vessel was built by Sietas in 2004 and was initially named JUDITH BORCHARD. Later renamed LARISSA, she became WEC VAN GOGH in 2008 when she took up her current charter. One of her builder's open hatch design ships, she can carry 868 TEU containers, and has a deadweight of 11,408 tonnes with an overall length of 134.4 metres.