Sunday, March 1, 2015

Nounou - again

Nounou rides high after unloading. In the foreground a typical Halifax horizontal surface-mostly a skating rink.

The intriguingly named Nounou completed unloading at Nova Scotia Power, [see yesterday's post] and will move out to anchor tomorrow to take bunkers. I have searched high and low for an explanation of its name and nothing I have found makes sense to me.

The first Minerva Nounou riding high as it arrives for bunkers in 2002.

This is not the first "Nounou" to call in Halifax. In the early 2000s there was a crude oil tanker called Minerva Nounou that called here for bunkers in 2002 and with cargo for Imperial Oil in 2003. It was built in 2000 by Samsung, Koje and measured 80,870 grt, 147,080 dwt and was also Greek owned.

It has since been sold to India and was renamed Jag Lateef in 2007 by Great Eastern Shipping Co Ltd. Another Minerva Nounou joined the Minerva fleet  in 2011. The former Urals Princess was built in 2006 and is a crude oil tanker of 63,619 grt, 114,850 dwt.


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