Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Bunkering Operations Part I - Kometik

1. Kometik at anchor on Sunday.

2. The fueling barge Columbia and tug Siberian Sea alongside this morning, with Atlantic Oak which has arrived to assist in shifting the barge to Mattea.

Part 1 of a two part bunkering operation finished up this morning.
The shuttle tanker Kometik (72,216 gross tons, 126,360 deadweight, built 1996) received low sulphur content fuel from the US barge Columbia, which arrived yesterday from New York with the tug Siberian Sea (see also Tugfax) and worked all night.
When the operation was completed at about 10 am today the bunkering barge moved on to sister ship Mattea at anchorage number 1.
3. Kometik sails, west of George's Island, destination Hibernia.

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