She was a welcome and rare visitor to the docks, although quite a few ships transit the Manchester Ship Canal as far as Trafford Wharf not many actually make it all the way into the actual old dock complex.
Her cargo appeared to be silos which were being unloaded by a pair of cranes onto waste land adjacent to the Media City complex.
She is powered by a Wartsila 8L20 (1440kW) engine and is one of two vessels owned by De Jonge Maritime, a Dutch company based in Emmer-Compascuum who operate world-wide.
Alana Evita is named after the daughter of Gerhard and Andrea de Jonge who
are the founders of the company. Alana Evita is currently trading for Royal Wagenborg Shipping in Delfzijl, The Netherlands.
REG - NL, Emmen
IMO - 9356529
Call Sign - PBRU
General Cargo Ship
Built - Veka Bijlsma, Lemmer, DE
Yard No. - 754
L 95m W 13m
Year - 2009
Salford 8 June 2013