In total I saw six new ships which is a good number but is probably due in part to a lack of visits over the Christmas holiday period. In the Royal Seaforth Dock I saw General Cargo Ships Pioneer (IMO 9504102, GT 6621, 2010) and Saga Odyssey (IMO 9401788, GT 29758, 2008), after turning off the main road and heading down to Regent Road which runs along the docks towards the City Centre I saw Offshore Dive Support vessel Polar King (IMO 9523366, T 7238, 2011) in Canada Branch Dock No.3 and Smit Damietta (IMO 9359521, GT 404, 2005) alongside work boat Channel Chieftain VII (IMO 8731033, GT 118, 2003) in Huskisson Branch Dock No.1.
After a busy day working just outside the City Centre I headed home seeing the newly arrived Bulk Carrier Loza (IMO 9522958, GT 21934, 2011) in the Seaforth Dock just before I turned down a dual carriageway and headed away from the coast.
I did not take my new camera with me due to the bad weather but I did take the above photograph from my Blackberry (hence the relatively poor quality). It was still raining at the time and shows Smit Damietta and Channel Chieftain VII with the newly named Alex Y in the background.
I have seen Alex Y before, in fact she has been in Liverpool for sometime after being detained since 9 September 2011 as the Dyckburg, she was also the subject of my blog on 6 July 2013. Her new 'details' are Alex Y, MMSI 305317000, AG, IMO 9195913, Call Sign 5VCO2.
At the moment all the above ships are still in port.
I'm back in Liverpool tomorrow so hopefully a couple of new vessels will arrive in the next 24 hours.