Monday, December 15, 2014

Big tanker in waiting [corrected]

Teekay Shipping's Americas Spirit has been patiently waiting at anchor off Halifax since yesterday. The ship is due to take off the cargo of sister tanker Australian Spirit to allow for rudder repairs.

 Americas Spirit at anchor of Portuguese Cove. My what a big rudder you have!

The two ships are virtually identical: both are 63,213 grt. Australian Spirit was built in 2004 and measures 111,905 dwt. Americans Spirit came from the same yard, Hyundai Heavy Industries, Ulsan, South Korea, but in 2003 and measures 111,920 dwt.
Several arrival times have been posted, but all have been put back so far. It is inbound this evening may come in this evening. If so it will go alongside its sister in Bedford Basin and begin to lighter off. to anchor in the Basin and rig transfer gear. It will then go alongside its sister to begin lightering operations in the morning.


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