Shipping news, Nov. 7 - Nov. 20

Commercial marine traffic calling at Searsport and Bucksport
Nov 25, 2018
Photo by: Ethan Andrews Chemical Pioneer, a tanker ship bearing caustic soda, seen from Searsport Shores campground Nov. 9.

Nov. 8

Great Eastern, a 600-foot Irving Oil tanker, arrived in Searsport from Come By Chance, Newfoundland, via Portland, and delivered heating oil, gasoline and diesel. It departed Nov. 9 for Come By Chance.

Nov. 9

Lincoln Sea, a New York-based tug and fuel barge, arrived in Searsport from Portsmouth, N.H., and delivered ultra-low-sulfur diesel. It departed Nov. 12 for New York.

Nov. 10

Chemical Pioneer, a 662-foot chemical tanker, arrived in Searsport from Bayonne, N.J., and delivered caustic soda. It departed for Jacksonville, Fla.

Nov. 14

New England, a 600-foot Irving Oil tanker, arrived in Searsport from Boston and delivered gasoline. On Nov. 15, it continued to Bucksport and delivered jet fuel. It departed Nov. 17 for Delaware City, Del.

Nov. 15

Durban Bay, a 623-foot bulk carrier, arrived in Searsport from Patillos, Chile, and delivered road salt. It departed Nov. 20 for Providence, R.I.

Nov. 19

Tanja, a 606-foot bulk carrier, arrived in Searsport from Vila do Conde, Brazil, and delivered clay slurry. It departed later that day for Portland.

Expected arrivals

Nov. 25 - Nantong K, to Searsport from Patache, Chile, delivering road salt.

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

Dump trucks line up at Mack Point on Nov. 15 to be loaded with road salt arriving from Chile on the bulk carrier Durban Bay. Irving Oil tanker New England is visible on the far side of the dock. (Photo by: Ethan Andrews)
Bulk carrier Durban Bay in Searsport Nov. 15 with a load of road salt from Chile. The pilothouse of the Irving Oil tanker New England is visible behind Durban Bay. (Photo by: Ethan Andrews)
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