Shipping news, Jan. 27 - Feb. 6

Feb 09, 2018
Photo by: Ethan Andrews Irving Oil tanker Noreaster arrives at the fuel dock in Bucksport Jan. 29 with a load of heating oil.

Jan. 29

Noreaster, a 600-foot Irving Oil tanker, arrived in Bucksport from Portsmouth, N.H., and delivered No. 2 heating oil. It departed Jan. 30 for Saint John, New Brunswick.

Feb. 1

Weddell Sea, a Kirby Corp. tug with fuel barge, arrived in Searsport from Portsmouth, N.H., and delivered kerosene. It departed Feb. 2 for New York.

Feb. 2

Bulk Titan, a 623-foot bulk carrier, arrived in Searsport from Port Jose, Venezuela, and delivered petroleum coke. Petcoke, as it is known, is a solid byproduct of crude oil refining, used in similar applications to coal. On Feb. 6, it was docked at Mack Point.

Feb. 3

Industrial Swift, a 482-foot general cargo ship, arrived in Searsport from Sattahip, Thailand, with a delivery of steel for Cianbro Corp. On Feb. 6, it was anchored near Mack Point.

Iver Prosperity, a 600-foot Irving Oil tanker, arrived in Searsport from Saint John, New Brunswick, and delivered gasoline, No. 2 heating oil and ultra-low-sulfur diesel. It departed Feb. 5 for Saint John.

Expected arrivals:

Feb. 7 - Konya, bulk carrier, to Searsport from Huasco, Chile, delivering road salt.

Feb. 17 - Industrial Strength, general cargo ship, to Searsport from Sattahip, Thailand, via Ensenada, Mexico, delivering steel for Cianbro Corp. On Feb. 6, it was transiting the Panama Canal.

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

Cargo ship Industrial Swift, left, anchors near Searsport Feb. 3 as a pair of Fournier tugboats brings oil tanker Iver Prosperity to the fuel dock at Mack Point. (Photo by: Ethan Andrews)
Three ships in Searsport Feb. 3. From left, Industrial Swift carrying steel from Thailand, Iver Prosperity carrying fuel from Saint John, New Brunswick, and Bulk Titan unloading petroleum coke from Venezuela at Mack Point. (Photo by: Ethan Andrews)
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