Concordia Maritime and Neste Oil sell their jointly owned tanker Palva
Concordia Maritime and Finnish Neste Oil have reached an agreement on the sale of the jointly owned Ice Class 1A panamax tanker Palva. The buyer is Transport Maritime St-Laurent Inc. and the tanker is expected to be delivered in April/May 2014, the company said in its press release.
Tanker Palva under repair off coast of Cape Breton
A 225-metre merchant tanker ship is anchored off the coast of Sydney as it undergoes repairs. Located approximately eight miles northeast of Sydney harbour on Friday, the ship's name is Palva and it is registered in Finland. "It's been anchored there and they're conducting repairs to their auxiliary engine," said Stephen Bornais, spokesperson with the Canadian Coast Guard - Atlantic Region. He referred further questions to Transport Canada, but no information was available from Transport Canada late Friday. According to online marine vessel tracking information, the ship has been positioned off the coast of Cape Breton for several days. It was not known Friday how long the repairs are expected to take. Details like what, if any, cargo is on board, and Palva's final destination were also not immediately available. Palva was built in 2007. http://www.capebretonpost.com/News/Local/2013-07-12/article-3313417/Tanker-under-repair-off-coast-of-Cape-Breton/1
Neste Oil tanker successfully traversed the Northeast Passage
Two Neste Oil tankers successfully traversed the Northeast Passage between Murmansk and the Pacific Ocean in August and September this year. Only a few vessels including Neste Oil's ships have operated along the route this year. The first Neste Oil tanker to traverse the route was the MT Stena Poseidon, which carried a customer's cargo along the Northeast Passage and onwards to South Korea. She was followed by the MT Palva, which delivered a customer's cargo to a port in China. The approx. 6,250 nautical miles or 11,500 kilometers covered by the Stena Poseidon and Palva from Murmansk to the Pacific took around 20 days at a speed of 13 knots.Upload News