On the 20 May 2014 I saw Bulk Carriers Darya Devi (IMO 9627760, GT 44325, 2013) and Spitha (IMO 9290153, GT 41059, 2005) nose to tail in the basin opposite the main container terminal at Seaforth. Spitha is at the time of
writing still in port but Darya Devi has since left for Murmansk. Further down
the docks was the offshore construction vessel Wind (IMO 9107851,GT 1501, 1996), this is another vessel that I have not seen before which is now working on the on the new wind farm off the North Wales coast, currently she is in an area
known as Rhyl Flats.
22 May 2014 was quiet as far as new ships were concerned but I did on a very early morning run past the docks see the bulk carrier Marvelette (IMO 9163491, GT 26028,1998). She was being loaded with scrap metal from the Norton facility before heading off to Gibraltar.
On 27 May 2014 the offshore supply ship Highland Eagle (IMO 9249465, GT 2244, 2003) was in port and in a good position for having her picture taken. This is probably one of the best pictures I have taken in the last week and I am researching her at the moment to put on my blog. Not far from her was the Chemical /Oil Products Tanker Atlantis Andaman (IMO 9508079, GT 4263, 2009), she left port shortly after I saw her and I'm not sure where she went although I do note that at the moment she is anchored in Liverpool Bay and may be waiting to get back into port.
Yesterday (29 May 2014) was a good day for ships, Princess Cruises Ruby Princess (IMO 9378462, GT 113561, 2008) was in port and as I walked down the river front I took her photograph, I was there quite early and a steady stream of passengers were heading out into the City or to a mass of coaches ready to take them on trips.
Veteran Bulk Carrier Temptation (IMO 9111931, GT 25074, 1995) had also arrived since my last visit and was berthed along the river wall close to the Seaforth Container terminal. During the day I managed to get to the river briefly and from a location almost opposite the Cammel Laird Facility I saw the General Cargo Ship Wilson Harrier (IMO 9064891, GT 2811, 1993) leaving the Mersey bound for Belfast before a planned onward journey to Rotterdam, she is one of a few new Wilson ships I have seen this year that are visiting Eastham further down the River Mersey. In the Cammel Laird basin was the Falklands, Port Stanley registered research vessel Ernest Shackleton (IMO 9114256, GT 4028,1995). She was certainly a long way from her usual South Atlantic haunt, there are plenty of pictures of her on the internet off the coast of Antarctica and in other exotic locations.
I plan to be back in Liverpool for a few hours on Tuesday morning so hopefuly a few new ships will be in port.