Ships In Port

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.


Sanko Blossom
May 10, 2009, 9:51 am
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The Sanko Blossom is another Aframax ship flying under the flag of Panama and is part of the Sanko Line Fleet.

From the flickr page, one reader reports:

This ship is around 800 x 135 feet and comes into Houston with up to 45 feet of draft. Believe it or not, in addition to making independent trips between ports, these ships are used to “lighter” crude oil from much larger ships that are too big to enter ports.

Apparently, people think the Sanko Blossom is “fat.”

Overseas Yellowstone
May 9, 2009, 9:28 am
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The Overseas Yellowstone is currently in port and unlike the ship that was here yesterday she’s a bit of a celebrity. Built in 2009 and owned by Overseas Shipping Group, the Overseas Yellowstone is a 114,000 dwt Aframax that rescued some “eco-sailors” last week who were in over their heads. According to the BBC:

The team, which left Mount Batten Marina in Plymouth on 19 April in a boat named the Fleur, aimed to rely on sail, solar and man power on a 580-mile (933km/h) journey to and from the highest point of the Greenland ice cap…The crew were 400 miles (644km) off the west coast of Ireland when they sent a mayday to Falmouth coastguards who co-ordinated the rescue with Irish coastguards.

The sailors are set to fly home to the UK from Portland.

Ocean Lady
May 8, 2009, 1:14 pm
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Flying under the flag of Panama, owned by the Ciruel Trade Corp (little extant info), managed by All Trans Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd., at 36 years old, weighing in at 9,652 DWT, please welcome the Panamanian Pomeranian – the Ocean Lady.