Sunday, November 20, 2011

Torm Pacific: big bulker to the Basin

1. In the Narrows the Torm Pacific makes an impressive sight. As with most modern bulkers, her two forward hatches are raised and the deck is canted to provide more protection to vulnerable hatch covers in high seas.

2. Just clear of the MacKay bridge the ship heads into to a little chop caused by blustery winds. The north shore of the Basin in partially obscured by salt spray blown in from sea.

The bulk carrier Torm Pacific arrived this afternoon and headed up into the Basin to anchor. The trim looking ship is a Panamax bulker of the Torm Line fleet. Torm is a Danish firm with a long history see:

but the ship itself is all Japanese. Built in 2009 by Oshima Shipbuilding in Saiki, Japan it is owned by the Mitsuishi Ore Transport Co of Tokyo and is chartered to Torm.

Its tonnages are: 40,017 gross and 77,171 deadweight.

The ship was recently in Trois-Rivierès and Bécancour, QC discharging a load of ore.

It is due alongside on Monday, but no pier has not been assigned on the Halifax Port Authority's web site, nor is she listed on the Halifax Employer's Association web site as loading any cargo. That leaves me to conclude that she must be here for repairs.


1 comment:

  1. If she was in Bécancour and Trois-Rivières recentley it was for Alumina as ore is only handled at Quebec and Contrecoeur.