Monday, February 28, 2011

Another Swiss bulker

The Swiss flagged bulker Moléson arrived this morning for bunkers. There has been a noticeable Swiss contingent in Halifax this winter, with several ships putting in for various reasons,. The relatively small Swiss registry has been well represented!

Moléson (named for a 2000 meter high mountain in southwest Switzerland) was built in 2010 and measures 22,697 gross tons, 34,266 deadweight. It is owned by Suisse Atlantique, one of several shipping companies based in the landlocked country. It specializes in carrying grain.

The ship headed for Bedford Basin to refuel. In view of unpleasant weather predicted for later today, that is a better place to anchor.

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