Sunday, May 1, 2016

Adelina and Havelstern

It was an unusually quiet Sunday in the harbour.
The deep laden bulk carrier Adelina, bound from Port Cartier for Las Palmas put in briefly for some underwater work. Operating under the Maltese flag for Seven Seas Maritime of London and managed by Alloceans Shipping Co Ltd of Athens, the 22,223 grt, 34,032 dwt ship was built in 2012 by Hyundai Mipo of Ulsan, Souht Korea.

The ship appears to be trimmed slightly to the stern, and is loaded to her marks.

 Another sign of spring is the occasional sail in the harbour, such as Merlin (sail number 175).

Whatever the work was it was accomplished ahead of schedule and the ship was able to sail early this afternoon.

At about the same time the tanker Havelstern moved from the adjacent anchorage (see yesterday) to pier 9c for some maintenance. Thanks to calm conditions, the ship was able to turn off the berth without the assistance of tugs.

Skilful use of the bow thruster brought the ship alongside in short order. Another sail in Bedford Basin shows up the background.


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