Saturday, November 30, 2013
Minerva Marina - crude tanker - but no crude
The crude oil tanker Minerva Marina arrived last night at Imperial Oil dock 5, but the ship is in ballast and carrying no cargo. We weren't expecting to see crude tankers in Halifax anymore, but a light ship means she must be taking on bunkers.
Built in 2009 by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries in South Korea, she measures 81,467 gross tons, 157,984 deadweight tonnes, and is fairly typical of the tankers that used to call here to deliver crude when the refnery was operating.