The launch Halmar has disembarked the pilot and is heading for base, while the bunkering tanker Algoma Dartmouth prepares to come alongside. Lowlands Boreas is deep laden with bauxite from Guyana.
The ship measures 24,177 grt, 37,144 dwt and flies the Maltese flag. It primarily carries bauxite for RioTinto Alcan, and is heading for Quebec.
One memorable incident involving a ship loaded with bauxite was the Saguenay Terminals ship Sunmont. It arrived in Halifax the evening of May 11, 1967 with a list estimated at 12 to 14 degrees
Sunmont was built in 1955 as Bow Canada for A/S Rederi Odfjell of Norway, by Kieler Howaldtswerke in Kiel, Germany, it was renamed Nopal Express the same year. In 1957 it was sold to to Cie Nationale de Transports Maritimes of Belgium and renamed Liège. In 1964, under the ownership of Olaf Pedersens Rederi A/S it became Sunmont for a charter to Saguenay Terminals, the shipping arm of the Aluminum Company of Canada.
Not long after the incident above, it was sold to a series of Liberian corporations and became 67: Sunny Lady, 70: First Lady, 72: Avra and 73: Golden Queen, (the latter under the Panama flag). It was with that name it arrived in Kaohsiung June 16, 1973 to be broken up.
Speaking of issues with cargo, BBC Maryland sailed this afternoon after a couple of days alongside pier 27. It did not seem to work any cargo, so may have been in port to re-stow something either on deck or below.