Category Archives: tanker

Its Wet Out.

Atlantic Condor Riding out the storm at anchor. Algoma Dartmouth Tied up at Pier9, to be more protected.

Wind south 40 knots with gusts to 50 in the Approaches. Wind becoming west 45 near noon with gusts to 55 then diminishing to 35 early this evening. Wind diminishing to Northwesterly 20 after midnight A few showers ending near noon.

Tug Penn No. 6 with Barge #120

Tanker barges are a common sight in US waters but much less common elsewhere. US Crewing regulations require a much larger crew fro a tanker of similar size, However a Tug requires a much smaller crew, and the barge, an even small crew then the tug. LoopHole…

Towing the barge in.

Turning.

Taking the barge up on the hip.

Tieing up at the Dock.

Bitu Sea

The Asphalt Tanker Bitu Sea spent the day in port for bunkers. Asphalt tankers are similar to normal Chemical/Refined Product tankers except that they are heavily insulated to keep the cargo hot and liquid, and the majority of the handling gear is enclosed.

She is headed to Fortaleza Brazil.

Traffic

SE Potentia Finishing unload wind turbine parts.

Gulf Spray removing garbage from the Cruise ships.

London Express Departing. in a fairly rare occurrence, OOCL New York Anchored in the basin this morning until she could clear the pier.

Tanker Afrodite at anchor – she is scheduled to move to IOL Later this afternoon.

Russian Research vessel AKADEMIK IOFFE at pier 27.

Collecting Tankers

Imperial oil is still shutdown due to a lighting stike/ moved up planed maintinance. As a result, there seems to be a collection of tankers waiting to depart with product, since loaded tankers seem to have no problems unloading.

The Shuttle Tanker Mattea Arrived, offloaded and left.

Marvea Anchored, Uloaded and then Procceded to anchor in the basin.

Meriom Glory Unloaded and anchored up in the basin.

Alpine Hallie breifly anchored, and the began to offload at IOL.

Finally the Sichem Osprey arrived at the outer anchorage this morning.

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