Saturday, March 29, 2014

Two tankers - Cartagena, Nord Steady

A pair of typical Korean built product tankers arrived one after the other this morning.

First in was Cartagena , flying the Libyan flag, built in 2009 by Hyundai Mipo in Ulsan. The 29,304 grt / 46,923 dwt ship brought up in anchorage number 6 and will eventually head to the Ultramar dock in Eastern Passage. The ship is operated by Executive Ship Management of Singapore, but operates for General National Maritime Transport Co, the state owned Libyan shipping company.

Following not long after, the Singapore registered Nord Steady headed for Bedford Basin to anchor. It was built in 2013 by STX Offshore + Shipbuilding of Jinhae, and is of similar handy size, 29,983 grt / 49,994 deadweight. It will remain at anchor for Asian Gypsy Month inspection by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The ship is operated by Norden Shipping Singapore, an offshoot of Norden A/S of Hellerup, Denmark.


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