Thursday, 19 August 2010


The only one of seven similar coasters belonging to the Bockstiegel company not to have been seen on ClydeSights before was finally caught arriving on the river today. WOLTHUSEN, sister of UPHUSEN, SUURHUSEN and the four similar 'A.B.'-prefixed ships, originally carried the name SAAR HAMBURG but was given her present name in 1996. Like UPHUSEN, she was built by Bodewes at Hoogezand - the other were Damen-built using hulls from Romania, and she was completed in 1995. She is 90.3 metres in length and has a deadweight of 4,372 tonnes. Arriving from Waterford in ballast, she headed straight upriver to Shieldhall to load scrap metal for Seville.