Depicted arriving on a dreadful morning, Wagenborg Shipping's EEMSBORG was bringing a cargo of grain from the Great Lakes port of Duluth, in Minnesota, USA. EEMSBORG was the first of a class of four similar ships built by Royal Niestern Sander at Delfzijl in the Netherlands, and was delivered in June 2009. With a deadweight of 11,500 tonnes, she has an overall length of 137.9 metres. It was claimed that she was the largest ship to be given a side-launch in the northern part of the Netherlands. Just ahead of EEMSBORG was the container ship CANOPUS J, heading for Greenock.