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.
A trip south was prompted by the appearance of the Bideford registered "Severn Sea" in Whitehaven Marina.
The small 68yr old offshore vessel (30m, 147tn) is a new visitor and looks to be maintained in fine condition.
She is owned by Keynvor MorLift, specialist marine contractors who operate out of Appledore, Devon
She is described as a multi-purpose vessel, capable of surveys, subsea installations etc and comes well-equipped with a winch & 2 deck cranes.
The purpose of the visit is unknown but she was seen cruising between Sellafield & Seascale on 22nd Nov.