Tuesday found me taking my usual early morning run into Liverpool along what seems to be known as the Dock Road but is actually called Regent Road. This is one of the best places to see ships close up but photograph opportunities are limited due to equipment stored between the dock and the road and some nice green mesh which has been fastened to the fence to presumably stop materials and rubbish being blown on to the road.
Two new vessels were in port the relatively newly arrived Belgium registered tug St. Annastrand (IMO 8915471, GT 249, 1991) which was heading South through the dock system and the General Cargo Ship Krempertor (IMO 8817409, GT 2351, 1990) which has since left port and is currently berthed in Londonderry.
Both berths at Tranmere were occupied with Crude Oil Tankers and although I had seen Hildegaard before Seamusic (IMO 9407445, GT 62775, 2009) was added to the list.
Wednesday proved a busy day for me and I spent a good few hours driving from home to work in Manchester before heading to Liverpool for a meeting and then back to Manchester for more meetings. As a result of this I did not get time to do my blog. The good side of this is that I did see General Cargo Ship Velserdijk ( IMO 9346691, GT 2984, 2008) berthed at Trafford Wharf on the Manchester Ship Canal and on the opposite bank waiting at the scrap yard Arklow Resolve a vessel I have seen many times. As I have mentioned before photograph opportunities have now gone here due to the plants and small trees that have grown between the footpath and canal. I can't see anyone ever cutting these back which is a shame.
Later in the day I was in Liverpool and although I was not in the City more than a
couple of hours I did see two new build offshore passenger / utility vessels in
the form of Sea Comfort (IMO 9674282, GT 326, 2014) and SMV1 (IMO 9718040, GT 174, 2014) moored in the main docks and the newly arrived veteran Bulk Carrier Star Vega (IMO 8307416, GT 24943, 1985)