Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

TYNE AND TIDE WAIT FOR BONGA

The largest ship ever to sail up the Tyne finally berthed on 16 November after overcoming bad weather which delayed its scheduled arrival by over a month. Thousands watched as the mammoth 300,000t Bonga was towed by tugs and inched into a custommade berth built by Harbour & General and designed by Mott MacDonald at Amec's Wallsend works where it is to be fitted out. It had been hoped to bring it into port on 12 October, but bad weather forced the vessel to lie offshore and then go in ...

Subscribe for full online access and get...

  • Full, instant access to all stories
  • Customised email alerts straight to your inbox
  • Monthly print magazine

Register for guest access to keep reading and get..

  • A free taste of other selected news stories
  • Daily email newsletters


Already have a subscription or ICE membership? or