Friday, 13 August 2010


The wonderfully named wood chips carrier LUMINOUS ORANGE was seen passing Lunderston Bay as she made her way slowly upriver. Like most of her type, she was carrying a cargo of animal feed from South America and had already discharged much of it at Southampton and Belfast. LUMINOUS ORANGE was built in 1997 by Sanoyas Hishino Meisho at Mizushima in Japan, and is 195 metres in length. She has a deadweight of 43,951 tonnes. Managed by a Japanese company, the Panamanian-flagged ship was named GRAND OJI PIONEER until earlier this year.