Tuesday, 9 August 2011


Following CROWN PRINCESS up the Clyde was the Korean-built products tanker SONGA SAPPHIRE, a vessel with local connections as her managers are based in Paisley. She came from the Samho Shipbuilding yard in 2008, being completed in June that year, and is registered in the Marshall Islands. SONGA SAPPHIRE, which has an overall length of 144 metres and a deadweight of 17,596 tonnes, had been anchored at Brodick and was visiting Finnart to load a cargo for Montreal in Canada.