Merchant Ships: Coastal Freighters & General Cargo Vessels
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Far larger than most of the general cargo ships which venture up to Glasgow nowadays, BBC Sapphire was built in China in 2012, initially bearing the name North Sea Island. The 155 metre-long, 12,838gt (14,356 dwt) vessel had arrived on 30 September 2014 and after a few days at the KGV Dock was now bound for the Suez Canal and an unspecified destination beyond. She is currently owned and managed by Bockstiegel Reederei who`s head office is in Emden, Germany.