A midday arrival in bright sunshine from Aveiro, Portugal.
The Dutch registered (Delfzijl) 4,550ton DWT vessel was making one of a regular delivery of baled bleached wood pulp from Portugal. The material is used for the production of paperboard at the local Iggesund mill. The vessel built in 2009 is one of a fleet of eleven owned by 'Pot Shipping'. The website has a link showing current positions of the whole fleet in addition to their usual technical details,
STEFAN K. (Delfzijl) IMO 9006394, 28th Jun 2018
At the quayside unloading aggregate.
The 'ALSTERSHIP' vessel had arrived on the previous night's tide from Belfast. Twenty four hours later she was unloaded & ready for the return sailing to Belfast.
ARKLOW VIKING (Delfzijl) IMO 9503536, 18th Jun 18
Inbound from Lisbon on a blustery afternoon.
Arklow's recent addition to the fleet, launched in February 2018, arrived with a full load of powdered cement from Portugal Keen to enter port the approach was begun 90min before high water. The 87m, 5,100ton DWT vessel coped well with the strong southwesterly but after entering the harbour basin veered towards the north pier. This unusual course shown in final photo of the gallery was soon corrected & the vessel manoeuvred to enter dock bow first.
HUNTEBORG (Delfzijl) IMO 9328704, 15th Jun 2018
Outbound on a grey, breezy afternoon.
The second visit of the 'Wagenborg' vessel bringing pipework from Almeria for United Utilities' Thirlmere water abstraction project.
The 114m, 5,650ton DWT vessel had spent 3days at the port. Having just finished unloading she was keen to get away to Wandelaar to await orders.
The gallery shows her manoeuvring past the north pier into the Solway accompanied by pilot tug DERWENT.
ARKLOW FUTURE (Arklow) IMO 9361768, 28th May 2018
Inbound from Lisbon with powdered cement. Seen opposite a navigation light in Workington harbour basin. The vessel looked in good shape as is usual with the 'Arklow' fleet. The 90m, 4,500ton DWT vessel was built in Spain in 2008.
SCOT TRADER (Rochester) IMO 9368405, 23rd May 2018
Outbound for Corpach after delivering timber from Scrabster. TRADER is one of the less frequent visitors from the 'Scotline' fleet. This was her first visit of the year and she didn't call once during 2017.
EIDER (St.John's) IMO 9197399, 19th May 2018
Inbound from Dordrecht, Netherlands with furnace bottom ash for the construction industry. The 3,600ton DWT general cargo vessel is a new visitor to the port.
She bears the 'ES' logo indicating 'Strahlmann Shipping' which comprises a fleet of about 50 vessels.
CYPRUS CEMENT (Delfzijl) IMO 9037173, 8th May 2018
Poor visibility after the drizzle had eased for the departure to Germany.
The 5,500ton DWT vessel had made her first visit with a delivery from Lisbon. The vessels belongs to 'KGJ Cement'. The company operates the world's largest independent fleet of pneumatic cement carriers. Those of less than 6,000tons are operated as a joint venture with 'Eric Thun (AB)'; the 'JTCement' funnel logo is a reflection of this.
The departure proceeded without incident unlike that from Levanger, Norway in July 2013 when she collided with pleasure craft moored in the marina (YouTube Video). No one was injured but the vessel was detained for an investigation.
FRI MARLIN (Nassau) IMO 9073892, 7th May 2018
Arriving from St.Nazaire, France.
The delivery of wheat destined for Silloth Mill was to be partly offloaded at Workington due to the arrival coinciding with a cycle of neap tides affecting access to Silloth.
The 88m 3,000ton DWT vessel bears the funnel emblem of the 'KOPERVIK GROUP' but is not listed on their website's fleet list.
The gallery shows the ship passing the south pier and turning in the harbour basin in preparation to reverse through the dock entrance.
JEANETTE (Winterswijk) IMO 9357509, 19th April 2018
Inbound from the Mediterranean port of Almeria with pipework for United Utilities Thirlmere water abstraction project.
Seen arriving on a disappointingly dull afternoon after a 6day sailing from Spain. The cargo consists of plastic-lined pipework manufactured by 'Noksel' at their Lorca site, 70miles from the port of Almeria.
The 110m, 6,000ton DWT vessel was built in 2007. She is owned by 'ANET Shipping' of Delfzijl and managed by 'Wagenborg'.
The gallery shows a line being attached to pilot tug 'DERWENT' for extra control in the blustery conditions.
DROGDENBANK (Delfzijl) IMO 9474163, 13th Mar 2018
Inbound from the Spanish port of Almeria with pipework for United Utilities Thirlmere water abstraction project.
Seen above reversing into the dock having turned in the harbour basin with the help of pilot tug DERWENT. This is the sixth delivery of pipework from the Mediterranean port, a 5day sailing. The Dutch registered (Delfzijl) 6,000ton DWT vessel is one of a fleet of eleven owned by 'Pot Shipping'. in addition to the usual technical details of the fleet, the website has a link showing the present positions of the whole fleet. The gallery below shows DROGDENBANK making her approach with dredger SOSPAN-DAU waiting in the background.
SCOT LEADER (Inverness) IMO 9404235, 6th Feb 2018
The 'Scotline' vessel enters port following the arrival of CEG COSMOS 30min earlier (see below).
After a 7day sailing from Sweden SCOT LEADER was made to wait until COSMOS was safely turned & moored alongside her berth. It's the second visit of the year from the 4,500ton DWT ex 'ODERTAL'. On this occasion she was delivering baled wood pulp from the Skärnäs Terminal, a facility owned by the 'Holmen Group', the parent company of the Iggesund Mill at Workington.
CEG COSMOS (Gibraltar) IMO 8303173, 6th Feb 2018
Inbound from Lochaline on a crisp winter afternoon. The Western Fells have a covering of fresh snow.
The Gibraltar flagged coaster has been a regular on the West of Scotalnd timber route since 2014. At 1,100ton DWT she is the smallest vessel in the fleet operated by 'Fehn Ship Management'.
LIVA GRETA (Liepaja) IMO 8801072, 3rd Feb 2018
A new visitor with timber from Corpach.
The 64m 1280ton DWT Latvian registered general cargo vessel made her entrance on a damp winter afternoon. The ship which was built in 1988 is the only one operated by the 'Liepaja Trading & Shipping Agency' whose main business is crew manning. Despite the weather, the crew look happy with their new destination. The cargo was discharged the following morning & she was soon on her way to Liverpool.
LAGANBORG (Delfzijl) IMO 9407419, 30th Jan 2018
Inbound on a grey morning after a 6day sailing from the Mediterranean port of Almeria.
The 122m 6,700ton DWT vessel is amongst the largest handled at the port. A line was attached to pilot tug DERWENT for additional control during the approach towards the harbour basin.
The cargo of steel pipes was destined for United Utilities Thirlmere water abstraction project which involves the construction of a 60mile pipeline to West Cumbria. The plastic-lined pipework is manufactured at 'Noksel's' site at Lorca, 70miles from the port of Almeria.
This was the fifth delivery by 'Wagenborg' vessels.
CEMBROOK (Limassol) IMO 9731547 , 24th Jan 2018
Inbound from Lisbon with powdered cement.
The cement carrier arrived in the wake of Storm Georgina having sheltered in Ramsey Bay for 12hrs before making her final approach. The pilot waited for maximum water depth before bringing the fully laden vessel into port as there was still a heavy swell at the port's entrance.
CEMBROOK is the newest addition to 'Baltrader's' fleet of 10 self-discharging vessels. At 100m length & 4,550ton DWT she is second in size to CEMISLE, another regular visitor. This is her third visit to Workington. There was a good turnout of photographers to capture some dramatic shots of the approach which was handled with precision by pilot & crew.
SCOT LEADER (Inverness) IMO 9404235, 13th Jan 2018
Outbound on a grey morning for Varberg, Sweden.
This was the fifth visit of 'Scotline's' ex-ODERTAL, on this occasion with baled wood pulp from Vlissingen.
Built in 2007, the 90m, 4,500ton DWT general cargo vessel was acquired by 'Scotline' in 2016.
The pilot makes a graceful exit from the dock. A slight swell is encountered at the sand bar as the tide has been ebbing for 90min.
PHOTOS FROM EARLIER YEARS CAN BE FOUND ON THEIR INDIVIDUAL PAGES