Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Vessel shifts to Northland Terminals for mechanical repairs

The Bulk carrier Amarantha will
be alongside at Northland Terminal
for mechanical repairs 

(photo from PRPA)
Harbour watchers in the city will no doubt have noticed some activity in Prince Rupert harbour this morning, as the bulk carrier Amarantha was moved from an anchorage to the Northland Terminal in the Cow Bay area.

The Prince Rupert Port Authority outlined the details of the transit this morning by way of a media release, noting that the process was to begin at 9 AM today, with the vessel to be escorted by tugs from Saam Smit Towage.

The purpose of the vessel movement is to allow for interior mechanical repairs to the vessel, there is currently no cargo aboard the Hong Kong flagged vessel. Normally the Amarantha carries Petroleum Coke, suggesting a port call at Ridley Terminals will be it's destination once the repairs are complete.

No timeline as to how long the vessel is to remain at Northland Terminal was outlined as part of the information statement of today. At the moment, the Port's Harbour Operations listings have a departure date listed of October 27th.

Some background on the vessel can be found from the Marine Traffic website which tracks shipping traffic from around the world.

For more items of interest related to developments with the Prince Rupert Port Authority see our archive page here.

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