The Port of Halifax has no oil refineries, so crude oil tankers are rare visitors. Today's arrival of Ridgebury Lindy B is one of those occurrences.
Fresh from discharging a cargo of crude oil at Irving Oil's Canaport offshore monobuoy near Saint John, NB the ship anchored in number one anchorage in the lower harbour. It was met by the tenders RMI Seafox and Captain's Pride indicating the possible deployment of divers.
Measuring 77,636 gt, 146,356 dwt, Ridgebury Lindy B was built in 2007 by Universal Shipbuilding Corp in Tsu, Japan and is classed as a Suezmax size. The US based owners Ridgebury Tankers have nine Suezmax crude tankers, all in the Navig8 tanker pool and five MR product tankers in the Norient pool.
The ship is due to sail tomorrow morning.