Friday, January 21, 2011

The Japanese tuna longliner Toei Maru No.15 sailed on time this afternoon despite impending bad weather. High winds seemed not to be of concern as the boat let go its lines at pier 24. It had arrived on Wednesday for fuel, water and stores.

Built in 1988 it measures 534 gross tons. Its prominently displayed radio call sign is JCSI and its port number is KNI-696.

The same boat was in Halifax November 23 to fuel, and was the first tuna boat of the season.

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