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Not Quite the Full Pint as Further Tanks Arrive for Guinness Plant

1st December 2013
Not Quite the Full Pint as Further Tanks Arrive for Guinness Plant

#GuinnessTanks - Loaded with fermentation tanks for Guinness, Thamesteel I (1989/1,984grt) picked up a pilot in Dublin Bay as she approached Dun Laoghaire Harbour this evening, writes Jehan Ashmore.

It transpires that this extra shipment of the stainless steel fermentation tanks weighing up to 30 tons each are required for the €153m plant upgrade at the Guinness St. James's Gate Brewery facility in central Dublin.

Thamesteel I had sailed from Rotterdam-Maasvlakte from where previous shipments were discharged by a trio of cargoship's earlier this year, the last been Blue Tune which called to Dun Laoghaire Harbour in March. 

On this occasion, the Marshall Islands flagged vessel which features a telescopic wheelhouse was raised due to the large cylindrical tanks positioned as deck cargo on the cargo hatch covers.

She berthed at Carlisle Pier from where the pilot was transferred back to the Camac, a Dublin Port pilot cutter built by Cork Harbour based Safehaven Marine.


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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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