Last Thursday I saw the Crude Oil Tanker Sark (IMO 9417787, GT 62789, 2009) berthed at Tranmere. Unusually she was there quite a while before heading NW across the Irish Sea. On the same day I also saw LPG tanker Angela (IMO 9474541, GT 3493, 2009) heading upriver and General Cargo Ships Flex Emden (IMO 9184823, GT 2999, 1999) and Lisa Lehmann (IMO 9325130, GT 3183, 2004) both berthed on the River wall at Bromborough.
This week despite being in Liverpool two or three times the only new ship I have seen is the Panama registered Tanker Star Eagle (IMO 9321938, GT 30068, 2007).
Bearing in mind the amount of time I have spent in the city only seeing five ships was a bit dissapointing, but as I noted earlier this month on the occassions I have been to Liverpool in October it has been relatively quiet and although the regular visitors have been there unfortunately there were not many new ships in port or on the river that coincided with my visits.
I took the above picture last Thursday as I was cutting through the Albert Dock to a meeting in the City Centre. The vessels name is Praise The Lord and although I have had a good look for details of her on Mr Google I cant find anything, my searching is not helped by the fact that their is a 26m super yacht of the same name currently for sale for 495,000 Euro.
Tomorrow I am going for a weeks holiday to the Isle of Wight, I will see some new ships here. We are sailing from Southampton to Cowes on one of the Red Funnel ferries and staying in East Cowes overlooking the Solent. I also intend to take the Fastcat from Ryde to Portsmouth and visit the naval base while I am there. Should be good. Hopefully I will have some good pictures to add to my website when I get back.