Monday, January 10, 2011

Having a bad paint day.

The chemical product tanker Alpine Loyalty arrived this morning and anchored in the upper harbour. The ship has several patches of gray paint on its otherwise red/brown hull. It appears that the fnal coat of paint has worn or washed off. For a virtually new ship, repainting must be a warranty issue with the builders.

Dominion Diving's workboat Halmar on the other hand looks very trim in its distinctive company colours as it works its way across the harbour. Dominion Diving provides boatmen services to the the Atlantic Pilotage Authority and others, when people need to board ships in the harbour.

Alpine Loyalty was delivered by Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in May 2010 and joins three sister ships in the Transpetrol fleet, based in Norway. The ship is 29,130 gross tons, 46,151 deadweight and features phenolic epoxy coated tanks. It is owned and operated by ST Shipping of Singapore.
At noon time the ship moved from anchorage to the Ultramar dock in Eastern Passage (top photo).


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