Shipping news, May 16-29

Commercial marine traffic calling at Searsport and Bucksport
Jun 01, 2018
File photo by: Ethan Andrews Irving Oil tanker Noreaster, pictured in Searsport in September 2017, was one of two fuel ships to arrive at local ports during a quiet second half of May.

May 25

Denali, a Kirby Corp. tug and fuel barge, arrived in Searsport from New York and delivered ethanol. It departed May 26 for Saint John, New Brunswick.

May 28

Noreaster, a 604-foot Irving Oil tanker, arrived in Searsport from Saint John, New Brunswick, and delivered gasoline and diesel. It departed early on May 29 for Portsmouth, N.H.

Expected arrivals

May 31 - Nordic London, to Searsport from Baltimore, partially loaded, to pick up scrap metal from Grimmel Industries.

Regular deliveries of caustic soda and clay slurry are expected in the next week. A ship bearing steel components from Thailand bound for Cianbro's manufacturing facility in Brewer is expected later in June.

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

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