1. Atlantic Larch and Atlantic Fir assist Mattea from pier 27-28.
2. Mattea's high bow compared to the previous ship, contains specialized loading equipment.
3. Something spilled but left a nasty stain. The twin skegs and rudders are clearly visible in this view.
The long time it took to bring Genmar St.Nikolas alongside delayed the departure of the Canadian shuttle tanker Mattea by an hour and a half until two tugs became available. Mattea measures 126,360 deadweight tonnes (76, 216 gross) but is a slightly different animal, in that it has twin screws for maneuvering, and an elaborate bow loading apparatus for use at the offshore oil installations. It also has the enclosed bridge wings of a ship that works in northern waters. It sailed for Hibernia, and displayed some nasty smudges on the starboard quarter. These were the possible subject of the visit to Halifax. Several waste oil trucks were seen at the ship since it arrived Friday.