Photographed at the quayside having arrived the previous day from Ghent with fertiliser.
The 3,600ton DWT vessel has a thorough Dutch pedigree. She was built in the Bijlsma shipyard in 2010 and retains her original name and Dutch owner. She is managed by the large fleet operator 'Wagenborg'.
The ship's registration port is 'Goes', a small town in the Zeeland region of the Netherlands. The captain/owner appears to maintain his ship in good order.
A search & rescue operation was in progress along the Cumbrian coast on the morning of the 21st involving lifeboats and the helicopter.
The Sikorksky S-92 was spotted over Silloth making two passes
The UK SAR helicopter, based at Caernarfon (Rescue 936), is operated by 'Bristow' on behalf of the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency. The S-92 was built in America in 2014. It has a high specification including a speed of up to 145knots, medical suite, capacity for 21persons, and operational crew of 4.