Ships In Port

Explorer of the Seas
September 5, 2009, 11:27 am
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Yes, that is a large cruise ship. But not the largest.

According to the Press Herald:

With 3,114 passengers, the ship carries the most passengers of the cruise ships berthing in Portland this year.

Last weekend, there was another big cruise liner in port, but not *as* big.


Pipeline – In Reverse
August 28, 2009, 4:43 am
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From the Portland Press Herald:

Portland Pipe Line has won city approval to pump crude oil from Canada to its terminal on Portland Harbor, but weak demand could push the project back two years.

Overseas Cathy
July 5, 2009, 8:19 am
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The Overseas Cathy just arrived at Pier 2. Cathy is a 112,000 dwt Aframax ship that is part of the OSG fleet. If you ever wondered what the CEO of a global energy transportation company is like, here’s a video interview, from November 2008 with Morten Arntzen, CEO of OSG. More video here.

June 16, 2009, 4:12 pm
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The Tweed is in town. It’s a 109,832 tanker in the SKS fleet – a fleet which visits Portland Harbor often.

June 14, 2009, 1:45 pm
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It is the biggest private yacht in existence and comes with a missile-detection system, two helipads, a luxury spa, swimming pool and a miniature submarine.

As a reference, the United Nations Council on Trade and Development reported that in 2005, a Suezmax tanker cost around $60 million.

But, really, for $493 million (£300 million) I’d  expect it to come with at least two private submarines.

June 5, 2009, 6:03 am
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The SPT CONQUEROR is  a 105,786 dwt Aframax class tanker flying under the Bahamanian flag. It is part of SPT fleet, of which, the SPT Explorer was here in the middle of January. SPT has posted the video below on the subject of lightering.

Skaugen PetroTrans – Lightering 101 from David Stagg on Vimeo.

5 Ships
May 11, 2009, 1:54 pm
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The harbor is busy today. The SKS Mersey is parked at Pier 2 while the High Performance, Atlantic Breeze, Alida Gorthon and Asphalt Seminole are closer to the Fore River, in the eastern part of the harbor.