Thursday, 24 March 2011


Lying at anchor off Kilcreggan, the German coaster RMS LAAR had arrived from Belfast and was waiting to head upriver to Glasgow to load a cargo of scrap metal at Shieldhall for export to Antwerp. A typical low air draft coaster, RMS LAAR dates from 1985 when she was built as GEORG LÜHRS by the Hugo Peters shipyard at Wewelsfleth in Germany. She is 82 metres long, and has a deadweight of 2,304 tonnes. She is operated by Rhein-, Maas- und See-Schiffahrtskontor GmbH, hence the prefix to her name.