The small tanker Mokami
has been sold to Guyanese interests. The ship's Canadian register was closed October 11 and it was reflagged to Bolivia, with owners listed at Japarts of Georgetown, Guyana. The ship had been for sale for some time after owners Coastal Shipping Ltd (part of the Woodward Group) of Newfoundland acquired several new and larger tankers for work in Newfoundland, Labrador and the north.
The ship was rarely seen in Halifax, but it did put in an appearance in June-July 2000 when it was drydocked for repairs to rudder damage.
Built in 1989 by Kvaerner Masa in Rauma-Repola, Finland, as Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy
it was first registered by Coastal Shipping in St.John's August 28, 1997. Since then it has been used to deliver fuel to remote or icebound locations. Its new owners, a large industrial company in Guyana, will not need that ice reinforcing, but will instead take advantage of its small size. At 3,015 gross tons, its deadweight tonnage is listed as 2,853 on a draft of 4.5 meters, It has eight tanks with heating coils.
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