Shipping news, Oct. 3 - Oct. 10

Oct 11, 2017
Photo by: Ethan Andrews Oil tanker Iver Prosperity, pictured here in Bucksport Aug. 1, returned to the Midcoast Oct. 7-8, making deliveries to Searsport and Bucksport.

Oct. 7

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., stopped at Mack Point and Bucksport. The tanker departed for Saint John Oct. 8.

Oct 10

Tugboat Genesis Liberty arrived in Searsport from New York pushing a fuel barge, type of fuel unknown. The New York-based tug, operated by Genesis Energy, makes regular deliveries to Mack Point.

The Republican Journal learned this week that Chemical Pioneer, a chemical tanker that has been to Searsport three times since July, is delivering caustic soda, a material used in paper manufacturing. The owner of the tanker, U.S. Shipping Corp., declined to say how much of the liquid was delivered and to whom, citing provisions of the shipping contract.

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

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