Ships In Port

Eagle Sibu
April 20, 2009, 4:55 am
Filed under: Ships

The Eagle Sibu, a 105,366 deadweight ship that was built in 1999 and is managed by AET Shipmanagement is in port at Pier 2.

The Overseas Shirley is kicking around too.


Enrica Lexie
April 17, 2009, 12:58 pm
Filed under: Ships

The Enrica Lexie is in port, but apparently has a malfunctioning transponder because it isn’t appearing on the live map of Portland harbor. The ship is an Aframax tanker that flies under the Italian flag  and is managed by the Teekay Corporation which has had a bit of a rough year despite transporting “10 percent of the world’s seaborne oil.

Piracy Map
April 14, 2009, 3:28 pm
Filed under: Ships

This map “shows all the piracy and armed robbery incidents reported to the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre during 2009.”

Genmar Hope
April 7, 2009, 5:45 am
Filed under: Ships

The Suezmax tanker, Genmar Hope, is at Pier 2. The tanker was built in 1999 by Daewoo and is owned by General Maritime (Portugal) which was recently fined for

making false statements to the U.S. Coast Guard and failing to maintain an accurate Oil Record Book designed to prevent pollution of the world’s oceans as required by United States and international law

According to the Department of Justice,

Engine room operations on-board large oceangoing vessels such as the Genmar Defiance generate large amounts of waste oil.  International and U.S. law prohibit the discharge of waste oil above 15 parts per million oil to water; which can be achieved by the proper operation of an oil-water separator.  The law also requires that all of the oil transferred onto, off of, or between tanks within a ship be recorded in the Oil Record Book so all the oil on a ship can be accounted for when the ship is inspected by the U.S. Coast Guard and other port state control authorities around the world.

For their negligence the company was fined $1 million – a seemingly small amount. However,

Chief Engineer Antonio Rodrigues was previously sentenced for the same violations on Feb. 10, 2009 to three months of confinement in a half-way house, a $500 fine, a special assessment of $200 and five years of probation.  First Engineer Cavadas was likewise sentenced on Feb. 10, 2009 to six months of confinement in a half-way house, a $500 fine, a special assessment of $200 and five years of probation.

Another all-around upstanding company – welcome to Portland.

Overseas Sophie & Conti Agulhas
April 5, 2009, 3:45 pm
Filed under: Ships

The Overseas Sophie is over at Pier 2 and the Conti Agulhas is out in the harbor too. The latter is a relatively new ship that is operated by United Product Tankers which explains the gigantic lettering – “UPT” – on the side of the ship.