Tuesday, 19 October 2010


Since the end of September, the container ship DS BLUE WAVE has been employed on the weekly OOCL/SIX service running between Southampton, Belfast and Greenock and was seen leaving the Clyde after her fourth such visit to Ocean Terminal which, as it turned out, was her final call. British-flagged, DS BLUE WAVE is owned by a German company, DS Schiffahrt GmbH, and was built in 2007 in China by Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding. Capable of carrying 698 TEU containers, she is 129.6 metres long and has a deadweight of 8,165 tonnes. When completed she was named JRS CANOPUS, but was renamed shortly afterwards.