Tuesday, 9 November 2010


ASHNA, one of the largest tankers to visit the Clyde recently was seen entering Loch Long with her cargo of Nigerian crude oil, escorted by the tugs AYTON CROSS, made fast aft, and SVITZER MILFORD. She is 301,428 tonnes deadweight, and 330 metres in length. Now flying the Marshall Islands ensign, she was completed in 1999 as NORDBAY, but was renamed in 2004. She was built in Korea and is operated by the Dr Peters Group, a German company. ASHNA is expected to remain alongside at Finnart for some time - on a previous visit to the Clyde she made frequent moves to No 6 Anchorage while her cargo was pumped across Scotland to Grangemouth.