She arrived in Liverpool after visiting Antwerp and Avonmouth and luckily for me was in one of the better berths for photography.
She was built by Namura in Imabari Japan as Yard Number 939 in 1995 and is 185m long with a 30m beam and 11m draught. The vessel is powered by a B&W C4X30T engine.
Until early January 2010 she was called Sanko Rose and part of the Sanko Line fleet before being sold with sister ships Sanko Reliance and Sanko Rejoice to Greek owners in 2010 for $14.3m and renamed Oceanking.
GT = 25676, NT 13991 & DWT 42529
At the moment she appears to be owned by Glitsa Maritime Co. and operated by Oceanstar Management.
As Sanko Rose on the 22 July 2000 whilst in the Malacca Straits she was attacked by seven pirates in a white speedboat whilst the ship was underway. Using a hook on a bamboo pole they attempted to board but the alarm was raised and the crew mustered on deck and prevented the pirates gaining access to the ship.
MMSI - 636010270
REG - LR, Monrovia
IMO - 9074834
Call Sign - ELRY9
Built - Namura, Imabari, JP
Yard No. - 939
L 185m x 30m
GT - 25676
Liverpool, 11 March 2014