Main engine failure in Montreal
On Oct 5, 2020, around 8 a.m. one of the main engines of the 'Hinch Spirit' failed while the tanker was docked at section 94 in the Port of Montreal, Quebec, in pos. 45 36 43 N, 073 30 20. The crew carried out repairs, and upon the completion the ship sailed from Montreal on Oct 5 and arrived in the port of Clarkson on Oct 8 at 03.20 a.m.
McKeil Marine becomes the world’s newest tanker owner
Canada has a new tanker owner. Ontario-based McKeil Marine has swooped for a pair of Turkish product tankers to go alongside its fleet of tugs, barges and general cargo ships. Brokers report the Burlington-headquartered 62-year-old company has paid Istanbul-based Transal Denizcilik Ticaret $9m and $8.5m respectively for the two ice class tankers, Topaz-T and Turquoise-T. The acquisition follows hot on the heels of another Canadian owner, Algoma, buying a similar sized product tanker called Ramira.Upload News