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Photographer:MattyBoy [View profile]Title:CT LONGFORDAdded:Dec 08, 2017
Captured:November 09, 2017IMO:9393072Hits:430
Location:Gibraltar, Gibraltar
Photo Category: Chemical and Product Tankers
Anchored but underway, if that's even possible !! She has a bow wave.
Vessel Identification
Name:Ct Longford
Technical Data
Vessel type:Oil/chemical Tanker
Gross tonnage:6,764 tons
Summer DWT:10,303 tons
Length:117 m
Beam:21 m
Draught:7 m

Additional Information
Home port:Valletta
Class society:Bureau Veritas
Build year:2009
AIS Information
Last known position:
36°7’19.49” N, 5°22’39.08” W
Speed, course (heading):
0.1kts, 58° (41°)
Location:Gibraltar Bunkering
Arrival:5th Sep 2017
20:17:36 UTC
Last update:
38 seconds ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2017 November 6th, 12:00:53 UTCGibraltar
2017 September 5th, 20:17:36 UTCGibraltar Bunkering
2017 May 27th, 04:00:04 UTCGibraltar
2017 May 17th, 03:30:46 UTCAlgeciras
2017 May 14th, 03:30:42 UTCGibraltar
2017 February 27th, 05:00:53 UTCTuzla
2017 February 27th, 05:00:07 UTCTuzla
2017 February 20th, 05:00:31 UTCMalta
2017 February 16th, 12:00:13 UTCCeuta
2017 January 23rd, 18:00:46 UTCYabucoa
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Photo Comments (5)

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Patalavaca on Dec 09, 2017 15:44 (8 days ago)
Hi Ted, excellent report on the Gib bunker ops!
It made me smile, despite the nasty nature of the hyenas!
Tchüss, Rick
lappino on Dec 08, 2017 03:57 (10 days ago)
Well, they don't teach that in maritime schools, that's for sure. Thanks for your insight, Capt. Ted!


Captain Ted on Dec 08, 2017 02:59 (10 days ago)
Well,, I know that I bunkered GIB 4 times and always they tried. I don,t think they do that with Paxer as it would be most probably make too "wind". On top of that I would think that Paxer and big Cont vessels which bunker sometimes a few 1000 tons have also a bunkersurveyor for that present. When the amounts are smaller compaies tend not to send those and then the cheating and figthing starts. Why companies not always send surveyors,, Well That,s a question what I never will understand by myself,,, saving 500$ on a bunker surveyor and therefore getting cheated by 20-30 and more tons,,multiply that by 300-400 or $,,, well.....

MattyBoy on Dec 08, 2017 00:16 (10 days ago)
Hi Capt Ted, I recall you mentioning that before but I did not realise it was that bad an experience !! Is it one of these "hyenas" or are they all like that here? I wonder if the cruise ships have the same experiences.
Captain Ted on Dec 08, 2017 00:12 (10 days ago)
This is one of the"Hyenas" of the bunkering market in Gibraltar. Usually ,when for ex 600 tons bunkering, they stop at 500 tons and declare they pumped 600. Before bunkering they refuse to make tanksoundings on the vessel. Then one protests,,they give you 30 tons more,, still 70 tons short and declare again 600,,and so on. HOW TO BEAT THEM... As they are want to go to the next ship for bunkering, the next ship is waiting. Just imform the Master of these bunker ships that vessel will refuse to let go their lines, so they can,t go to the next ship. That one and the agen starts crying foul because of undue waiting,,and suddenly they pump 70 tons.. Then the game really starts,,you tell them sorry,,we got only 550 and request 50 more. Of course they balking and complaining. Then the bunker ship company of course wants to send a surveyor, which of course is automatic declined by us. Then , after they lost a lot time and one is ready to leave, one lets go the lines of those CROOKS and leaves Gilbraltar. On a trip from there to Caribbean, I don,t mind to loose 8-9-10 hrs,,to screw them back.
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