The sunshine was not eternal as it turned out, for the arrival of Lucky Trader was under greying skies.
Not to be outdone by the moth, Imperial Oil welcomed Bright Fortune today (it anchored in the Basin yesterday) and the more functionally named Elbtank Germany.
To round out the positive name parade, the Canadian tanker Travestern arrived, bunkered and sailed, headed for Cape Dorset in the far north.
Breaking from the habit of many shipowners Woodward Group and its tanker subsidiary Coastal Shipping Ltd has not renamed its current tankers. They continue to bear the names given them by prior owners. Perhaps the old marine superstition that it is unlucky to rename a ship prevails in their case.
Woodward purchased its three most recent tankers from Rigel Shiffahrts of Germany. Named for a prominent star, the company names most of its ships to include the world "Star" (in English) in their names. These three however use the suffix "stern" (which means star in German) and are prefixed by the names of three German rivers, thus: Alsterstern, Havelstern and Travestern.