The rich rural scenery of North Fife, Scotland, provides variety from the historic city of St Andrews and the quaint harbours of the East Neuk of Fife. A Royal Palace in Falkland, a Folk Museum in Ceres, a National Trust Mansion House near Cupar, Balmerino Abbey, Lindores Abbey, Newburgh, Dunbog, Glenduckie, Creich, Birkhill, Ballinbreich, Abdie, Upper Flisk and more in beautiful North East Fife. Also the occasional wander.
Sunday, June 09, 2013
Fri Star Newburgh North Fife
The Fri Star passing Newburgh under Pilot from Dundee having left ROTTERDAM-EUROPOORT at 13-12 Thursday last. Slipping by on the tide, engine on tick over noiselessly, meandering above the deep channel marked by posts. Fully loaded, almost up to its Plimsoll line, The purpose of a load line is to ensure that a ship has sufficient freeboard (the height from the water line to the main deck) and thus sufficient reserve buoyancy, indisputably seen from the outside.
Ship Type: General cargo
Year Built: 1981
Length x Breadth: 83 m X 11 m
Gross Tonnage: 1499, DeadWeight: 1773 t
Speed recorded (Max / Average): 12.2 / 8.9 knots
Flag: Bahamas [BS]
Call Sign: C6RZ5
IMO: 8100636, MMSI: 311257000
Passing one of the marker posts, hardly a wash as it drifts by on almost calm waters, the slight wind off the South.