Shipping news, Jan. 10 - 26

Commercial marine traffic at Searsport and Bucksport
Jan 27, 2018
Photo by: Ethan Andrews Tugboat Genesis Glory passes Saturday Cove in Northport Jan. 16, en route to Searsport towing a fuel barge, out of frame at right.

Jan. 12

B. Franklin Reinauer, an articulated tug and fuel barge operated by Reinauer Transportation of Staten Island, N.Y., arrived in Searsport from New York via Portsmouth, N.H., and picked up a load of heating oil. It departed Jan. 14 for Portland.

Jan. 14

East Coast, a 600-foot Irving Oil tanker, arrived in Searsport from Saint John, New Brunswick, and delivered gasoline, No. 2 fuel oil and ultra-low-sulfur diesel. It departed Jan. 15 for Portland.

Jan. 15

Mount Travers, a 555-foot Pacific Basin Shipping bulk carrier, arrived in Searsport from Albany, N.Y., and picked up scrap metal from Grimmel Industries. It departed Jan. 17 for an unspecified port on the Mediterranean Sea.

Jan. 16

Genesis Glory, a Genesis Energy tug with fuel barge, arrived in Searsport from New York and delivered ethanol. It departed Jan. 17 for Portland.

Jan. 17

Ruth M. Reinauer, an articulated tug and fuel barge operated by Reinauer Transportation of Staten Island, N.Y., arrived in Searsport from New York and picked up No. 2 heating oil. It departed Jan. 18, for Portland.

Jan 18

Great Eastern, a 600-foot Irving Oil tanker, arrived in Bucksport from Saint John, New Brunswick, via Portland and delivered jet fuel. It departed Jan. 19 for Saint John.

C. Angelo, a tug with bulk barge operated by Gateway Towing of New Haven, Conn., arrived in Searsport from New Haven and picked up road salt. It departed Jan. 21 for New Haven.

Jan. 19

Chemical Pioneer, a 662-foot chemical tanker, arrived in Searsport from Jacksonville, Fla., and delivered caustic soda. It departed Jan. 29 for Portland.

Jan. 20

Brooke Chapman, a Kirby Corp. tug with fuel barge, arrived in Searsport from New York and delivered No. 6 oil. It left Mack Point Jan. 22 and anchored near Northport until Jan. 25, then returned to New York.

Ruth M. Reinauer returned to Searsport after a quick round-trip to Portland (see Jan. 17) and picked up a second load of No. 2 heating oil. It departed Jan. 25, destination not available.

Jan. 21

High Challenge, a 600-foot oil/chemical tanker, arrived in Searsport from Antwerp, Belgium, and delivered No. 2 heating oil. It departed Jan. 26 for Portland.

Jan. 24

Denali, a Kirby Corp. tug with fuel barge, arrived in Searsport from Perth Amboy, N.J. via Portland and delivered ethanol. It departed Jan. 27 for Boston.

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

Oil tanker Great Eastern approaches Temple Heights in Northport Jan. 18 on its way to Bucksport. (Photo by: Ethan Andrews)
A claw opens above the hold of the bulk carrier ship Mount Travers at Mack Point in Searsport Jan. 15 while Irving Oil tanker East Coast, partially visible, makes a delivery at the terminal's fuel dock. (Photo by: Ethan Andrews)
Bulk carrier Mount Travers and oil tranker East Coast (background) at Mack Point Cargo Terminal in Searsport Jan. 15. (Photo by: Ethan Andrews)
Tugboat C. Angelo heads to Searsport with a bulk cargo barge Jan. 18 to pick up a load of salt bound for New Haven, Conn. (Photo by: Ethan Andrews)
Comments (1)
Posted by: Kenneth W Hall | Jan 27, 2018 10:09

12 ships in 12 days!!!!!!!!!!  How wonderful to see this type of traffic at our port.

 

Maybe 2018 will the year the Port will finally become a working Port where is diversifies beyond a seasonal product.  So there can continue to be this kind of traffic.  I have NO doubt the employees, their unions, and the Town would like to see growth that brings this much ship traffic year round!

 

Seeing the Port grow beyond 75% petroleum products and diversify, so when or if petroleum products become an energy secondary source, the Port would not be a casualty of it's own lack of diversification.



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