Asphalt Star outbound for Portland. The smaller Asphalt Spring was outbound for New Haven. earlier today.
Both ships conducted a product transfer yesterday in the basin. the Asphalt Spring had been in port for a week waiting, and the Asphalt Star arrived from Tarragona Spain, and then anchored in the basin to transfer product. Presumably asphalt star is to large to make it to New Haven. This is the third such transfer to occur in Halifax in recent memory.
Word reached me last night that the Hiberina Shuttle tanker Kometik has been sold to Andromeda Shipping, and is now bound for Rotterdam.
Andromeda Shipping is a Indian Firm, who appear to own a fleet of 6 tankers.
Yesterday brought the Car Carrier Suzuka Express. Operated by Vroon of the Netherlands, she was built in 2010 in Japan. Shes rated at just over 3900 cars, on 10 decks.
Torm Ragnhild also arrived yesterday. She anchored for Gypsy moth inspection, then moved to Imperial Oil to offload.
Teekay Offshore announced on June 1st, that it has entered into new long-term contracts with a group of companies that includes Chevron Canada, Husky Energy, Mosbacher Operating Ltd., Murphy Oil, Nalcor Energy, Statoil and Suncor Energy to provide shuttle tanker services for their East Coast Canada oil production.
These 15-year contracts, plus extension options, will initially be serviced by one of Teekay Offshore’s existing shuttle tankers, the Navion Hispania, and two to three third party-owned shuttle tankers currently operating in East Coast Canada, which will be chartered-in to Teekay Offshore’s Canadian affiliate located in St. John’s, Newfoundland, prior to the delivery of up to four shuttle tanker newbuildings. The Existing Tankers are Matea, Heather Knutsen and Jasmine Knutsen. Kometik is the forth, and is rumored to be for sale.
Teekay Offshore will enter into shipbuilding contracts to construct three Suezmax-size, DP2 shuttle tankers with a South Korean shipyard for a fully built-up cost of approximately $365 million, with an option to order one additional vessel should a fourth vessel be required. The three firm vessels are expected to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2017 through the first half of 2018.
Shuttle tanker Kometik is rumoured to be for sale. the vessel is 17 years old, and apparently there is some sort of disagreement amongst the ownership group. She is currently owned by a consortium of Oil companies as listed as A JOINT VENTURE OF MOBIL, CHEVRON, MURPHY
She was built by Samsung Heavy industries in 1997, and is managed by Canship Ugland.
As a Shuttle Tanker, She runs oil from Hiberina to Various refineries. She was a frequent caller in Halifax, while imperial Oil Was in operation.
The tanker SeaPike spent yesterday at anchor. She moved to imperial oil this morning after the departure of Apollon. Built in 2009, she is German Flagged, and arrived from New Orleans.
The Products tanker Hector N spent the weekend at anchor in the Basin, before moving to mperial oil. She arrived from Houston TX.
Built in 2009, She was known as King Edgar until December 2013. She was built in China, Currently registered in Panama, and owned and manged by Navios Tankers Management of Athens Greece.
The 2007 built, Very Large Crude Carrier Genmar George T dropped anchor in Anchorage 1 for bunkers. Pictured above, inbound, she appears to be unladen.
The tanker Star Express took to the anchorage for bunkers today. She arrived from Boston and is bound for Come by Chance NF. She sailed after topping up her tanks. She was built in 2005 in Japan, and is owned by Royal Tankship of Panama