Nirint Spirit sailed this afternoon in bright sunshine - a contrast to the weather when it arrived, consistent fog and drizzle for most of May.
The ship is one of the familiar general cargo ships built by Dalian Shipyard in China for Clipper Elite Carriers. It started life as CEC Atlantic in 2000, becoming Nirint Pride in 2003 when it took up a charter with Nirint Lines. It was renamed at Moerdijk, Netherlands July 4, 2003 and made its first call in Halifax on July 14, 2003. It was a familiar sight until 2010 when the ship was sold and took up another charter. For that work it was renamed OXL Fakir until April of this year.
Now controlled by Briese Schiffs. of Germany it has taken up another charter to Nirint and has adopted its current name. It is now registered in Douglas, Isle of Man.