Crude oil tankers are rare in Halifax, so today's arrival of the Ionic Ariadne was a bit of a treat. The 60,435 gt, 112,077 dwt ship anchored in number one anchorage in the lower harbour while the Canadian Food Inspection Agency gave the ship a once over for Asian Gypsy Moth.
The ship apparently passed the test and was cleared to go in a few hours. It is in ballast, arriving from Fawley, UK and its next port is to be Whiffen Head, NL, where it will load crude oil from offshore Newfoundland.
Built in 2020 by Sumitomo, Yokosuka, Ionic Ariadne operates for Ionic Shipping of Athens, Greece. They have seven Aframax tankers and sixteen bulk carriers under management.