There have been quite a few new dredging and support vessels arriving in Liverpool over the last few weeks. Presumably these are here to undertake the work associated with Liverpool 2 the new Panamax container terminal located on the River Mersey on the waste ground known as the Seaforth Triangle. Due to open in 2016 construction is noted as including the deepening of the river by 54ft, a 2802ft quay, 8 ship to shore cranes and 27 rail mounted cranes.
Due to work commitments I did not have the opportunity to get to the riverside but did see the incoming Russian registered General Cargo Ship Vladimir Noskov (IMO 9519236, GT 4182, 2009) and Rotterdam bound Tanker Clipper
Burgundy (IMO 9309203, GT 2865, 2006) as I was driving home.
Tuesday was quieter but much warmer with the temperature reaching 25 Deg.C. I saw three new ships these all being General Cargo Ships which included Goliath (IMO 8714669, GT6037, 1988) at Seaforth, Lingeborg (IMO
9399399, GT 4695, 2008) which I watched manoeuvring into the docks at Birkenhead and Emslake (IMO 9552032, GT 3500, 2011) heading out to sea.
When I walked out of the house today it was cold with mist shrouding the fields, closer to the coast the mist dissipated and it has turned out to be a really nice day with only scattered clouds.
From a shipping point of view it has been quiet with only two new ships being seen, these were the Tranmere bound Tanker Mariposa (IMO 9425540, GT 28418, 2010) which berthed in front of regular Tranmere visitor Alfa Britannia and the General Cargo Ship Rantum (IMO 8611219, GT 1984, 1989) which had arrived in the docks during the day.