Saturday, March 1, 2014

Cap Romuald - crude tanker for a short visit

The Greek flag crude tanker Cap Romuald arrived this morning and anchored in the lower harbor. The ship took bunkers, and sent some crew ashore for a time (presumably after Canadian Border Services clearance.) The ship sailed this evening bound for Quebec with a partial load of crude oil. In view of the ship's destination, they very likely boarded their ice adviser here too.

Samsung Shipbuilding + Heavy Industries of Geoje, South Korea built the ship in 1998, and it measures 81,148 grt, 146,639 dwt. It is one of several Euronav ships that regularly service the Valero (Ultramar) refinery in Levis, opposite Quebec City. It is in fact named for the village of St-Romuald, now incorporated into Levis, where the refinery is located.
The ship is lightly loaded, probably due to winter conditions on the North Atlantic and in the St.Lawrence River.


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