Shipping News Oct. 11 - Oct. 31

Nov 02, 2017
Photo by: Ethan Andrews At Mack Point Cargo Terminal in Searsport Oct. 16, a dump truck delivers a load of scrap metal to the bulk cargo ship Wuchang, bound for Turkey the next day.

Oct. 12

Silver Muna, a 600-foot oil/chemical tanker, arrived partially laden from New York and anchored in Searsport Harbor, then docked at Mack Point the following day. It departed, in ballast (empty of cargo), Oct. 17 for Sines, Portugal.

Weddell Sea, a Kirby Corp. tug, arrived at Mack Point from Portsmouth, N.H., with a fuel barge, type of fuel unknown. It departed Oct. 13 for New York.

Oct. 13

Denali, a tug owned and operated by Kirby Corp., arrived in Bucksport with a fuel barge, type of fuel unknown. It departed Oct. 14 for New York.


Wuchang, a 590-foot bulk carrier arrived at Searsport anchorage from New York and docked at Mack Point the next day. The ship picked up scrap metal from Grimmel Industries and departed Oct. 17 for Iskenderun, Turkey.

Oct. 22

Great Eastern, a 600-foot Irving Oil tanker, arrived at Mack point from Paulsboro, N.J. It departed Oct. 23 for Saint John, N.B.

Oct. 26

Genesis Liberty, a tug owned and operated by Genesis Energy, arrived at Mack Point from New York. Type of fuel unknown. It departed Oct. 27 for Portland, Maine.

Oct. 28

Iver Prosperity, a 604-foot oil tanker that makes regular deliveries to ports in the Northeastern U.S. from the Irving Oil refinery in Saint John, N.B., arrived at Mack Point. It departed the next day for Boston.

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

The raised pilothouse of tugboat Genesis Liberty is visible above its fuel barge as the vessels sit at anchor near Northport Oct. 27. (Photo by: Ethan Andrews)
Oil/chemical tanker Silver Muna, right, ties up at the liquid cargo pier at Mack Point, while the bulk cargo ship Wuchang sits at anchor in the distance. (Photo by: Ethan Andrews)
Comments (1)
Posted by: Marty Weaver | Nov 07, 2017 14:40

So, what about the huge boat they brought out at the shipyard this week? Victory, I think. Back in the water today, 11/7.

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