Sunday, July 14, 2019

Summer Hiatus - a High Challenge

This week marks the start of my usual summer travel time and thus there may be limited posts for a while, and many of them will not be made from Halifax.

As one of the few ships in port today, perhaps High Challenge's name will indicate the difficulty of keeping track of Halifax port activity while I am many miles away.

High Challenge is part of the d'Amico International Shipping SA fleet. According to the company website [  ]  d'Amico owns 27 tankers and has another 30 under various types of charters and management agreements. Sixteen of the owned tankers are of the Mid Range size (45,000 to 51,000 dwt) and a further 27 MRs are under their control.

High Challenge unloads a cargo from Houston at Imperial Oil's number 3 dock.

This ship was built in 2017 by Hyundai-Vinashin Shipyard Co in Ninh Hoa, Vietnam, a shipyard established with the assistance of the Korean tanker specialists to take advantage of lower labour costs and government subsidies. d'Amico has been a major customer.

 Measuring 29,957 gt, 49,990 dwt, High Challenge is  owned outright by d'Amico, and is a typical Mid Range type.


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