Monday 14 July 2104 was a warm sunny day with temperatures reaching 20 Deg. C. Three new ships were added to the list during the day, a drive along the docks in the morning resulted in General Cargo Ship Shirvan (IMO 9368596, GT 4922, 2007) and new build Product Tanker Silver Esther (IMO 9683336, 29460, 2014).
Both these vessels have since left port with Shirvan heading to Caen and Silver Esther to Rotterdam. Later in the day I saw Wilson Fedje (IMO 9491757, GT 3561, 2012) moored within the basin at Camell Laird. She is one of four new Wilson vessels I have seen this year bringing my tally to eighteen, the last time I looked she was heading to Moerdijk in the Netherlands.
Last Tuesday I was only in the City for the morning and I just made it back to the
car before it started to rain. Although a few new ships were in the main
Seaforth basin these were totally obscured by the type of heavy plant and equipment that you might see in a quarry, these were all waiting on the quayside to board the next visiting ACL vessel. I did however see a single ship in the form of the Crude Oil Tanker Value (IMO 9470131, GT 61336, 2011) which was discharging at Tranmere and which left later in the week for Gothenburg.
This week I have again spent two days down by the River Mersey.
Yesterday with temperatures hitting 25 Degrees C and clear blue skies I saw quite a number of ships on the river and in the docks but only three were newbies. These comprised bulk carrier Achilles II (IMO 9269001, GT 38871, 2004) and Products Tankers Bro Sincero (IMO 9254422, GT 118555, 2002) and British Tenacity (IMO 9285706, GT 29335, 2004). All these vessels are still in port.
Today I am working near Princes Dock about 50m from the River. It is the warmest day of the year so far with the temperature due to hit 27 Degrees C.
I got a few good photographs at lunch of HMS Mersey which is berthed across the road from where I am working and a couple of small research / oceanographic vessels.
I have also seen the container ship Vega (IMO 9225433, GT 23722, 2001) the third vessel I have seen to carry this name, Bulk Oil Tanker SKS Tanoro (IMO 9172642, GT 63515, 1999) and Norsemaid (IMO 9099107, GT 200, 1984) which is a small research vessel which raced in to port and was heading back down the river into the estuary within an hour.