Earlier in the day on the way into Liverpool I saw a number of new ships including the Bulk Carrier Meloi (IMO 9392119, GT 21211, 2009) in the main docks along with veteran tug Forth Drummer (IMO 6726852, GT 114, 1965), whilst at Tranmere was the Crude Oil Tanker Stena Antartica (IMO 9322827, GT 61371, 2006).
As I was walking along the riverside on my way back to the car park I was passed by new build Swiss registered tanker San Padre Pio (IMO 9610339, GT 5425, 2013) which was heading towards Birkenhead Docks on the other side of the river.
Built in 1985 by Feadship as Yard Number 631 she was designed by De Voogt Naval Architects and had a refit in 2007.
Her overall length is 40.11m with a 35.66m beam, 2.36m draft and 349 GT.
Accommodation is provided for 8 guests in 4 cabins (1 Master, 1 Double, 2 Twins). She has a crew of 7. The hull is constructed from steel with an aluminium superstructure and teak decking.
She has two Caterpillar diesel engines with a total power output of 2330hp / 1714kW driving twin screws giving a maximum speed of 16.0 kts and a cruising Speed of 13.0 kts. Range is 3,250 nm at 12 kts.
She was built as a oak framed solid wood Danish fishing boat in 1932, in the 1970's she retired from fishing and became a charter boat and also acted as a sail training vessel before being converted into a Schooner in Holland in 1980.
She is 22m long with a beam of 4.75m and 2.4m draft. Displacement is 60t. Fitted with a Beta Marine 150hp engine in 2012 she can make a maximum of 7 knots under power or up to 12 knots under sail.