Saturday, 30 October 2010


With MAERSK MAINE already well down the Firth, she was followed shortly afterwards by her sister MAERSK MARYLAND, both heading for the Lisnave drydocks at Sebutal. All was not well, however, with the second ship and she passed Cloch Light at around only 4 knots. By the time she was off Inverkip, she was moving even more slowly. It was then decided to anchor her off Great Cumbrae for the night while engineers worked to rectify whatever the problems had been. MAERSK MARYLAND was eventually able to leave the Clyde late the following evening. It was perhaps ironic that both the first of the seven container ships belonging to Maersk that had been laid up on the Clyde, SEALAND PERFORMANCE, and this ship, suffered from mechanical problems that delayed their departures.