Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Bulker in Ballast for Bunkers

The Japanese owned bulker Coral Queen anchored in the harbour today for bunkers. Not that I have anything against the bunkering tanker Algoma Dartmouth, but it is nice for once to have it on the opposite side of the ship! Due to the wind and tidal conditions, the ship's bow faced east, and Algoma Dartmouth was not visible as it made up on the ship's port side.

Coral Queen is a basic, industrial grade bulker, built in 2012 by Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding's Tamano Works, in Tamano, Japan. The 31,756 grt, 56,174 dwt ship is fitted with four cranes equipped with grab buckets. Owner Takanawa Line Inc named Toyo Kaiun Co Ltd as managers, and registered the ship in Panama.

The ship's last port was Bécancour, QC, where it unloaded a cargo of Egyptian salt. [Olin Canada ULC 's Bécancour plant makes a variety of chemicals from the electroysis of brine.]

Coral Queen gave Bston, MA as next port when it sailed this evening.

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