After several days of interesting container ships, today, May 6, it is time for something completely different.
Whiffen Head is the location of crude oil storage facilities for Newfoundland crude. Shuttle tankers transfer the oil from offshore facilities to storage tanks and it is then sent out, generally to US refineries, as needed.
Freedom Glory was built in 2020 by Samsung, Koje (or Geoje), South Korea and is listed at 62,416 gt, 114,122 dwt. It is considered to be an "Aframax" size ship (115,000 dwt maximum) and is capable of transiting the Panama Canal. The ship is operated by Sinokor Merchant Marine Co Ltd, a South Korean company with a fleet of 146 ships, of which 52 are tankers. The rest are container ships and drybulk.
The auto carrier Siem Cicero at Autoport looms in the background as Freedom Glory prepares to weigh anchor.