In total I added eight new ships to my list which apart from a few vessels seen on the Thames whist attending a training course earlier in the year had not been updated with any real ships for some time.
First new ship I saw was the container ship Nicolas Delmas (IMO 9220861, GT 26061, 2002) which was being unloaded/ loaded at the Seaforth Container terminal. Further down the docks was Arklow Brave (IMO 9638800, GT 2400, 2015) which is a relatively new addition to the Arklow fleet, bulk carrier China Spirit (IMO 9655846, GT 22434, 2013) and research vessel Fugro Helmert (9662978, GT 496, 2013). All these ships have since left Liverpool, Nilcolas Delmas headed to Le Harve, Arklow Brave went to Ghent, China Spirit set sail for Gibraltar and Fugro Helmert went back to work off the North Wales coast.
The multi storey car park was busy at Princes Dock and as a result I had to park close to the top floor. This had the advantage of getting good views both up and down the river. I saw Heavy Load Carrier Jumbo Javelin (IMO 9243837, GT 15022, 2004) in Camell Lairds basin and looking North veteran Heavy Load Carrier Zhen Hua 25 (IMO 8700242, GT 38255, 1998) was unloading new cranes at the docks. Again at the time of writing these vessels have both left Liverpool with Jumbo Javelin heading to Rostock and Zhen Hua 25 to Port Said.
Taking a break at lunchtime I walked to the river front but apart from the pilot boats the river was quiet and calm, in the distance I did however see the Container Ship Antwerp (IMO 9175781, 1999) heading slowly into port and later on my way home MSC Anahita (IMO 9148025, 1997) was in the docks and was the last ship I saw before turning East and heading home.