Shipping news, Aug. 15 - 28

Aug 29, 2018
Photo by: Ethan Andrews Dump trucks pass on the dock at Mack Point cargo terminal in Searsport on Aug. 27 while delivering loads of scrap metal to the bulk carrier ship Magnolia, left.

Aug. 15

Tanja, a 606-foot bulk carrier, arrived in Searsport from Vila do Conde, Brazil, and delivered clay slurry. It departed Aug. 16 for Portland before returning to Vila do Conde.

Aug. 17

Noreaster, a 603-foot Irving Oil tanker, arrived in Searsport from Boston and delivered gasoline and diesel. It departed Aug. 18 for Saint John, New Brunswick.

Aug. 18

Denali, a Kirby Corp. tug and fuel barge based in New York, arrived in Searsport from Portland and delivered ethanol. It departed Aug. 19 for New York.

Aug. 20

Great Eastern, a 600-foot Irving Oil tanker, arrived in Searsport from Saint John, New Brunswick, and delivered ultra-low-sulfur diesel. It departed Aug. 21, returning to Saint John.

Aug. 26

Magnolia, a 555-foot bulk carrier, arrived in Searsport from Albany, N.Y., and loaded scrap metal from Grimmel Industries. As of Aug. 28, it remained at the dock in Searsport.

Aug. 27

ATB Corpus Christi, a U.S. Shipping Corp. articulated tug and barge, arrived in Searsport from New York and delivered caustic soda. It departed Aug. 28 for Paulsboro, N.J.

Aug. 28

Iver Prosperity, a 604-foot Irving Oil tanker, arrived in Searsport from Saint John, New Brunswick, type of fuel unknown. It departed Aug. 30 for Boston.

Expected arrivals:

The first week of September is anticipated to be a busy one at local ports with incoming shipments of salt and sand, along with more ethanol and ultra-low-sulfur diesel.

Shipping news is compiled using automatic identification system (AIS) data from marinetraffic.com, local sources and direct observation at ports.

Bulk carrier ship Magnolia on Aug. 27 picks up scrap metal from Grimmel Industries in Searsport. (Photo by: Ethan Andrews)
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