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Oil Tanker Loads Fuel, Anchors Off Beqa

The oil tanker Heracles had loaded 150 tons of fuel and had left yesterday and would be back to load more fuel on March 23. Carpenters Shipping Port Agent Tomu
22 Mar 2017 11:00
Oil Tanker Loads Fuel, Anchors Off Beqa
Oil tanker Heracles.

The oil tanker Heracles had loaded 150 tons of fuel and had left yesterday and would be back to load more fuel on March 23.

Carpenters Shipping Port Agent Tomu Raturaga said currently the oil tanker is anchored off Beqa Island.

“It will be back to load more fuel on March 23 and then will sail to Vuda to load some more fuel before leaving for Malau in Macuata,” he said.

When asked why the oil tanker was anchored off Beqa Island he said it was because of the port fee.

“They don’t pay anything in the high seas off Beqa Island.”

The Heracles’ last Port he said was Raratonga.

The chemical/oil products tanker built in 2006 is currently sailing under the flag of Panama.

According to Wikipedia an oil tanker, also known as a petroleum tanker, is a merchant ship designed for the bulk transport of oil. There are two basic types of oil tankers: crude tankers and product tankers. Crude tankers move large quantities of unrefined crude oil from its point of extraction to refineries. Product tankers, generally much smaller, are designed to move refined products from refineries to points near consuming markets.

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