The ship had set out from the Port of Mukran on the German island of Rugen at the western end of the Baltic. The port promotes itself as having exceptionally good transport links. It is Germany's easternmost deep sea port.
The vessel had arrived off Workington 2days earlier where she waited for the final leg of her sailing.
The 85m, 2,650ton DWT vessel built in 1992 and registered in Archangel is owned by the Russian company 'Northern Shipping'. Although equipped with deck cranes these were not used to unload the cargo of granular fertiliser.
Once through the dock gates the bulky vessel took about 30min of careful manoeuvring to be brought alongside.
The 80m general cargo vessel had arrived the previous day with fertiliser from Germany.
The ship was built in 1995 as the Russian registered 'TULOS'. The Cyrillic version of the name is still visible on plates at bow & stern.
She was unloaded in good time for departure but her visit coincided with a cycle of low tides meaning a wait for water.
The gallery shows the pilot being welcomed aboard before heading out of New Dock & south towards Workington where the pilot would disembark.