Wednesday, 15 June 2011


Faversham Shipping's 1993-built coaster VALIANT was seen heading upriver lightship after she had discharged her last cargo at Ayr. Launched by the Rosslauer shipyard in Germany, she was named NEPTUN but immediately renamed WOLGAST. She became LAAS NEPTUN a year later, and when she joined the Faversham fleet in 2008, was given her present name. She is 2,366 tonnes deadweight, and is 74.9 metres in length. In the distance, the products tanker MARIDA MISTLETOE can be seen as she lay at anchor off Grenock, having discharged at Rothesay Dock and waiting for her next cargo at Finnart.