Ships In Port

Cozumel Cement
March 27, 2009, 6:34 am
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The Cozumel Cement is a cargo ship, so why was it at Pier 2?

Right now it is on it’s way to Hartford.


4 Ships
March 23, 2009, 3:45 pm
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are out in the Harbor and Casco Bay:

The KRYMSK was built in 2003 and flies under the Liberian flag, though it is managed by Novoship, a Russian company. Novoship allows visitors to their website to send a message to a vessel. The Krymsk weighs in at 115,605 DWT and was named after a town in Russia.

The Sirius I is is headed to Searsport and is difficult to find information about, due to its name, which is similar to the Sirius Star – a Very Large Crude Carrier (way too big for Portland) that was hijacked and ransomed in 2008.

The Noreaster is also in Casco Bay, as is the Pinnacle Spirit, which is managed by US-based Teekay Shipping.

Prisco Mizar
March 22, 2009, 6:20 am
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The Prisco Mizar is a 166,467 DWT (Suezmax) tanker that is operated by Primsork Shipping and is, according to the DNV, owned by Decom Shipping Limited, but I can’t find any information about the company. The Vladivostock Times reported on the launch of the ship in 2007.

Heather Knutsen
March 18, 2009, 1:25 pm
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The 2005-built, Suezmax tanker Heather Knutsen, owned by Knutsen O.A.S., and operated by Canship Ugland, is in port. I think the Ugland ships are some of the prettiest, as this flickr page suggests.

As for Knutsen O.A.S., here’s a Decmber “news update” from their website:

-The price of oil has been halved during a short period of time. For us this is a negative development since our customers are producing crude oil. At the moment the price hovers around 40 US $ a barrel. If it remain at this level, or drop to even lower levels, it would have serious consequences for Norway and the offshore business…How far down the price of oil will fall is hard to predict. But I do hope we will soon see prices around 70 $ a barrel, Seglem says.

Here’s hoping!

Also, the St. John’s Telegram reports that the crew of the Heather Knutsen had a nice Christmas celebration this year.

March 17, 2009, 1:59 pm
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Lots of movement in the Harbor over the past two days.

Ebn Batutua and the Overseas Josefa Cameo (which was here on Feb. 18th) are at Pier 2, but the Siteam Neptun is lingering and the tanker New England is down at the other end of the harbor. Whew.

The Overseas J.C. was the scene of a deadly stabbing in 2005, when the captain was murdered a few miles off the Devon coast.

March 14, 2009, 11:09 am
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is in port. Charles K got this picture earlier today over a Pier 2. The ship flies under a Liberian flag and is owned by a German company from Hamburg. Wallem Shipmanagement Ltd., of Hong Kong, operates and manages the Aframax tanker (115,630 DWT).

UPDATE: As of 4:25, The Hellespont Trader is also at Pier 2, evidently spooning with the HS Tosca… a weird sight.

Atlantic Lily
March 13, 2009, 7:31 am
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The Atlantic Lily is on its way to Gibraltar, but currently it’s still in Portland Harbor. The 2008-built ship (Hyundai) flies under the flag of Hong Kong and it is owned by Heroic Libra Inc. The Anglo-Eastern Shipmanagement Group manages and operates the ship and recently increased its operations in the Philipines.