Largest vessel visits the Humber

Largest vessel visits the Humber

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Maran Lupus on Immingham Oil Terminal

It was a first since 2003 for the Port of Immingham when the largest vessel to ever enter the Humber Estuary visited.

Five tugs provided by Svitzer were used to escort the Maran Lupus on to the Immingham Oil Terminal (IOT). The vessel, which is 333 metres long and 60 metres breadth, also had two Humber Marine pilots on board, Ian Cousins and Jason Melles-Sawyers.

Simon Bird, Director of the Humber ports said: “We have made history bringing the largest vessel the Humber has ever seen.

“It is testament to the tremendous skill of everyone in ABP’s Marine Department as well as the fantastic facilities we have in the Humber Ports that we can support vessels of this kind which play a vital role in supporting the national infrastructure”

The crude oil tanker, built in 2009, is twice the size of a P&O ferry. The last vessel to hold this record was the MV Olympic Legacy, owned by The Onassis Group. At 332 metres overall and a 58 metre beam, it came to the IOT in September 2003. The captain of the Maran Lupus was presented with a port plaque by Paul Bristowe, Head of Marine.

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