Shipping news, Nov. 29 - Dec. 5

A log of commercial marine traffic at Searsport and Bucksport
Dec 08, 2017
Photo by: Ethan Andrews Road salt from Chile is unloaded from the bulk carrier Siirt, left, at Mack Point Dec. 1. Another bulk carrier, Tanja, at right, delivers clay slurry from the Amazon.

Nov. 29

Siirt, a 656-foot bulk carrier, arrived at Mack point from Tocopilla, Chile, delivered road salt and departed Dec. 3 for Norfolk, Va.

Nov. 30

Tanja, a 606-foot bulk carrier, arrived at Mack Point from Vila do Conde, Brazil, and delivered clay slurry, an additive used in paper manufacturing. It departed Dec. 2 for Portland before returning to Vila do Conde.

Dec. 3

Genesis Glory, a Genesis Energy tug with fuel barge, arrived at Mack Point from New York and delivered ethanol. It departed the next morning for Portland.

Shipping news is compiled by Republican Journal reporter Ethan Andrews using automatic identification system (AIS) data from and direct observation at local ports.


Road salt pours out of a bulk cargo grab, left, into a dump truck (not visible) as the cargo ship Siirt delivers to Mack Point Dec. 1. Another ship, Tanja, foreground with yellow pilothouse, delivers clay slurry. (Photo by: Ethan Andrews)
Bulk carriers Siirt, foreground, and Tanja make deliveries to Mack Point in Searsport Dec. 1. (Photo by: Ethan Andrews)
New York-based tug Genesis Glory tows a fuel barge in Penobscot Bay Dec. 4 after delivering ethanol to Mack Point Terminal in Searsport. (Photo by: Ethan Andrews)
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