The oil products tanker Mahanadi Spirit moved off the dock at Imperial Oil for a few hours today to allow a Canadian navy ship to refuel. Naval vessels have priority at the oil dock, but only use the privilege when needed.
Mahanadi Spirit was built in 2000 and flies the Bahamas flag. It is owned and operated by Teekay Shipping from its Houston offices. Teekay is better known in Halifax for its crude oil tankers, but it also operates a fleet of smaller product tankers too.
The ship is named for a river in west central India, which empties into the Bay of Bengal.