NIDCO: Galleon's Passage heads to Japan after slight delay
The Galleon's Passage continues on its journey to Trinidad and Tobago and is scheduled to stop in Japan next for further additions.
NIDCO said in a statement issued Friday that the MV Galleon's Passage arrived at Shanghai on Monday, March 5 to be fitted with additional fuel tanks for its journey across the Pacific.
The company said that on Tuesday the vessel remained anchored outside the port due to a backlog of commercial vessels in the queue to be docked, due to prevailing poor weather conditions.
NIDCO said it was advised that the port was only facilitating outbound vessels on Wednesday, March 7. As a result, the Galleon's Passage was unable to berth at the port.
Transport company IMS decided to mitigate the effects of this delay by continuing on the journey to Honolulu, Hawaii, with a one-day stop in Yokohama, Japan, to install the fuel tanks.
NIDCO said the vessel remains anchored in Shanghai due to inclement weather and restrictions by Class/Flag that prevent sailing in such weather conditions.
NIDCO said the vessel is now expected to depart for Japan on Saturday, good weather permitting.
It will sail to Japan for a one-day stop-over, where it will take on the storage tanks and bunkering before continuing on to Honolulu.
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