Ships In Port

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.