Friday, June 18, 2010

Winter, but it's summer

The chemical/oil product tanker Winter rests at anchor in Halifax on a summer day. It will reach the high twenties here, and so the ship's name may seem a bit incongruous. Built in 2009 and registered in the Marshal Islands, the ship is Greek owned, and managed by NGM Energy SA. (Named for its founder Nicholas G. Moundreas.)
Fortunately he owns a sister tanker named Summer!
She is one of scores of small tankers (she's 8,539 gross tons) built during the recent boom, to specialize in carrying chemicals and various petroleum by-products.

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