Thursday, September 27, 2018

Seeing Stars

The tanker Star N arrived September 23 as previously noted, and moved to Imperial Oil dock 4 to unload on September 24.

Star N at Imperial Oil dock 4 has offloaded its cargo from Milford Haven is preparing to sail this evening..

Then on September 25 the tanker Star I arrived for Irving Oil. Not only do the ships have similar names, but their tonnages are almost identical and they were built by the same shipyard, but two years apart.

Star I is unloading its cargo from Amsterdam at Irving Oil.

Star N dates from 2009 when it was built as Mekong Star by Hyundai Mipo, Ulsan and measures 23,312 grt, 37,836 dwt. It was renamed in 2013. It is a MidRange 1 chemical / products tanker.
Star I was built as Acor by the same yard in 2007, and measures 23,348 grt, 37,900 dwt, and was also renamed in 2013.

That is apparently where the similarities end. Star N is registered in Panama by Alkmene Shipping Corp (likely based in Greece) and is under Navios Tankers Management Inc of Piraeus, Greece.
Star I flies the Maltese flag for Star Transportation LLC, and  is chartered to Scorpio Tankers Inc of Monaco (and other principal ports) until March 2019. (It was previously in Halifax in October, 2015, then under Turkish ownership.)


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