Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Honor bound

The crude tanker United Honor made a pit stop in Halifax today en route from Canaport, Saint John, NB for Whiffen Head, NL to load more crude.

Built in 2010 by New Times Shipbuilding, Jingjiang, China, the ship is operated by Marine Management Services MC of Piraeus and flies the Greek flag. At 62,775 grt, 112,795 deadweight she is a middle weight amongst crude tankers, but still dwarfs the bunkering tanker Algoma Dartmouth.

Due to the exposed position of the Canaport offshore loading buoy, ship bunkering is not practical off Saint John, so ships requiring refueling head for Halifax,


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