Archive of Ships visiting the Port of Workington, 2016
A selection of arrival & departure shots arranged in reverse chronological order.
July to December
SCOT TRADER (Rochester) IMO 9368405, 27th Dec 2016
Having spent 6days over Christmas berthed in Workington Dock after unloading timber from Corpach,, 'SCOT TRADER' is seen departing on the morning tide for Varberg, Sweden. Conditions are calm after storms 'Barbara' & 'Conor' had passed through over the weekend. 'Scotline' ships are regular visitors to the port supplying raw materials to the local paperboard mill. 'TRADER' is one of two recent additions of 4500ton DWT to the expanding 'Scotline' fleet.
CEMISLE (St.John's) IMO 9213911, 3rd Dec 2016
It's 1:30 p.m on a cloudy afternoon for the arrival of the cement carrier from Dublin. A bow-line is attached from the tug DERWENT to help stabilise the vessel as it approaches the port's entry channel.
The crew keep lookout at the bow as the ship approaches the harbour basin. DERWENT nudges the stern to assist turning before reversing into the dock.
This is the third visit of the year from CEMISLE, the largest of the fleet of nine operated by BALTRADER. Workington has received nine deliveries of powdered cement by BALTRADER's specialist vessels in the past 12 months from Dublin.
CEMGULF (Limassol) IMO 9226762, 11th Aug 2016
A grey afternoon with rain in the air for the arrival from Dublin with powdered cement.
CEMGULF is the latest vessel to be converted to a bulk cement carrier by BALTRADER of Hamburg, Before conversion & renaming earlier this year, the 15 year old vessel had undergone several name changes.
This is its first visit to the port. Other vessels in the fleet of 9 are seen regularly.
PRIWALL (St.John's) IMO 9051208, 16th Jul 2016
Inbound from Aveiro, Portugal with baled wood pulp.
The 88m 2750ton DWT general cargo vessel, one of 'Wessels' fleet, is seen in the approach channel & turning in the harbour basin.
April to June
CEMVALE (Limassol) IMO 9048287, 19th Jun 2016
Inbound from Dublin with a regular cement delivery. 'CEMVALE' is one of 8 cement carriers operated by BALTRADER, 5 of which have been recent visitors to the port.
CEMBAY (Limassol) IMO 9183465, 19th May 2016
Inbound from Dublin with a regular delivery of cement for Thomas Armstrong's dockside storage silos. 'Cembay' looks to be in need of some TLC.
CELTIC MARINER (St.John's) IMO 9197387, 16th May 2016
Seen Inbound from Aveiro, Portugal with bales of bleached wood pulp for processing in the local paperboard mill. The vessel's funnel marking depicts the Welsh dragon of ship operator, The Willie Group of Cardiff.
ARLAU (St.John's) IMO 9192650, 14th Apr 2016
Returning to Belfast in ballast after arriving on the previous tide with a cargo of aggregate.
EENDRACHT (Urk) IMO 9512783, 5th Apr 2016
Outbound for the Dutch port of Velsen after delivering three Class 68 diesel locomotives. This is the fourth batch from the manufacturing site at Sagunto, Spain.
January to March
ATLANTIC (Urk) IMO 9573634, 23rd Mar 2016
'Atlantic' arrives with a cargo of three new Class 68 diesel locomotives from Sagunto, Spain.
'Atlantic' is one of two specialist vessels operated by 'Global Seatrade' of the Netherlands. The innovative hull design makes the ship, described as a 'Trader 18' type, the fastest of its class in the World.
There are some excellent photos of the fleet at sea on the Gallery of the Company's Website .
CEMSOL (Limassol) IMO 9180401, 8th Mar 2016
Inbound from Dublin on a drizzly morning. It's the first visit of this cement carrier, one of BALTRADER's fleet of eight specialised vessels, to Workington. Photo supplied courtesy of Solway Shipping.
CEMSKY (Limassol) IMO 9000211, 8th Feb 2016
The empty cement carrier outbound for Dublin on a grey morning. 'Cemsky' is one of eight pneumatic self-discharging cement carriers operated by BALTRADER, part of the German BRISE Group. She is seen for the first time at Workington in new BALTRADER livery.
AMURDIEP (Limassol) IMO 9472036, 7th Feb 2016
It's a wild morning as 'Amurdiep' lines up to enter port. Despite some rolling in the swell produced by the strong south westerly she makes safe passage into the harbour basin.
The 4250ton DWT vessel which was built in China in 2009, is operated by ÖL Shipping of Limassol.
The cargo consists of bales of chemically bleached wood pulp. It is combined with pulp produced locally from imported Scottish spruce at Iggesund's Workington Mill in the manufacture of Incada Paperboard.
She visited 3 months ago on the same route from Aveiro, Portugal, see 18th Nov 2015 for photos.
PERFORMER (Rotterdam) IMO 9376452, 29th Jan 2016
Inbound from Garrucha, Spain, with gypsum. However, the severity of storm "Gertrude" prevents the pilot from boarding and guiding her into port. Pilot tug "Derwent" returns to base and "Performer" moves south to seek shelter.