Thursday, October 7, 2010

Good Luck (maybe)

The large bulker Good Luck made a brief stopover at anchorage in Halifax today. If she intended to take bunkers, she was out of luck. The bunkering tanker Algoma Dartmouth was not operational today, and in fact had to be moved by the tug Atlantic Willow this morning to clear her berth for the cruise ship Norwegian Spirit.

Good Luck sailed this afternoon - better luck elsewhere!

A very large ship for Halifax, she was obviously in ballast. Loaded, she might not have been able to enter the port. At 90, 831 gross tons and 173,028 deadweight she would be among the biggest, if the not the biggest bulker to call here. [I don't keep that kind of statistic.]

She is an interesting ship, built in1984 at the famed Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Northern Ireland, she was originally called British Steel. Owned by Greek interests since 2001, she is still carrying ore primarily.

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