Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Bitu Sea

1. Bitu Sea is accompanied by the tug Atlantic Oak as it arrives at sunrise this morning.

2. Algoma Dartmouth transfers bunker fuel to Bitu Sea. (See Armchair Captain's photo from one of the buildings in the background.)

A ship that lives up to its name, arrived today to take bunkers on a trip to Brazil.

Bitu Sea is a specially built asphalt and bitumen tanker. Its cargo tanks and piping are heated to keep the cargo liquid, and thus the ship carries a large heating plant as well as the usual array of engines, generators and pumps.

Built in 2007, the ship is owned and registered in Singapore. Agents for this visit to Halifax were Kent Line.

Check Armchair captain for another photo of this ship.


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