Written onboard M/T Ek-River July 2010


I didn't take any photo on this ship
M/T Tärnsund
Picture from www.tugboatlars.se Photo by Lars Johnson

M/T Tärnsund is on 8828 DW ton and she's built 1989 Ulsteinvik, Norway.
• She is 113.15 m long and 18,33m wide.
• She have 12 WT and load 9889 m³
• 3624³ ballast in double bottom tanks.
• She takes 249m³: heavy fuel oil and she consumes 11 ton/ day. Speed 0,85 MCR 12 knots.
• She takes 76m³ diesel for her auxiliary engines.
• She has 6 Svanehöj electrically driven deep well pumps, 1 in each tank section.
Cargo and ballast system remote controlled and monitored by computers (SAAB MaC 501 ) from cargo control room on the bridge. Computer system delivered by SAAB Marine Electronics. Closed loading system (acc.to SOLAS 74/8 reg.59) by return vapour lines, high-high level alarms and remote temperature readout plant on bridge.
• She was sold to Alba Shipping A/S, Aalborg, Danmark 2005 and renamed to OTILIA

11th of July 2000 I signed on M/T Tärnsund as 2nd Officer. My friend drove me there and we
M/T Tärnsund loading in Brofjorden.
Thanks to Mr Jan Brügge, pilot at Brofjorden for photo.
arrived around lunch time to Scanraff in Brofjorden after spending the night on Bohus Malmön in my friends summer house. I had not been on Tärnsund since 1990 when I was there as a AB. She was still in a very good shape. Importance of good maintenance.

Beleive me, I can't remember where we went after Brofjorden but it dosen't seems important today, not very important anyway.

M/T Tärnsund with M/T Forsvik in Brofjorden.
I was on Forsvik as 2nd Officer 1993.
Thanks to Mr Jan Brügge, pilot at Brofjorden for photo.

After 1 week at anchor outside Middlesbrough waiting for loading orders we got orders to load in Fredericia. It was timefor me to go home in Fredericia.

We should load at Shell terminal in Fredericia. The terminal is located at the northern entrance to Little Belt. Normally there is an eastgoing current of 0,5 - 2 knots at the jetty. Sometimes the current is up to 4 - 5 knots, making it hard to get alongside or leave the jetty.

The refinery is located 7,5km from the terminal so there is often a line clearance of several cbm required from the refinery.

I signed off in Fredericia 26th of August together with the Chief Engineer and 1 AB. When we
Shell terminal in Fredericia.
arrived to Fredericia the jetty was occupied by another ship so we had to drop anchor. Typical when it's time to sign off.

We left from Fredericia around 1700 and after leaving the Chief Engineer in Ängelholm and the AB at his home in Gothenburg I was home around 2130 after returned the rental and chasing a taxi Saturday night in Gothenburg. I was in a hurry because my friends where in Marstrand with their sailing boat. My friend had his birthday so they told me there was a party in full swing. But I was too tired (I'm getting old) after the trip. But they still talk about the record breaking trip from Fredericia to Gothenburg.

After Tärnsund I signed on Halmia in Rostock.


OK, it has come to my knowledge that we have senior citizens at my web page. How hard can it be? So it’s not very easy for them to see the blue coloured links to the next page.
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