Ships In Port

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.

Eagle Sibu
April 20, 2009, 4:55 am
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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
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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
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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
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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.