On Tuesday 19th May, 2020 the 1991 built tugboat LUCAYA called for bunkers coming from Casablanca, Morocco on her way to Chornomorsk, Ukraine with ETA on Saturday 30th May.
She was built in Japan by Hanasaki Zosensho KK at Yokosuka as yard no 225 and owned/operated for Daito Unyu KK (Daito Transportation Co.Ltd.) in Tokyo as AZAME trading until May 2003. Renamed SMIT LUCAYA while she was sold to Smit Lloyd Antilles NV (Wijsmuller Rederij) at Nassau, Bahamas until 5th September 2013. Renamed to SL LUCAYA with Smit Lamnalco and sold again in March 2018 to Interresco Ltd, Odessa,Ukraine and renamed to her current name as LUCAYA. She’s 30.80 metres long, 4.40 metres wide and maximum draught of 3.18 metres with 355 GRT and 234 tons deadweight. She’s powered by 2 x 4SA 6 cylinder Niigata type 6L.28HX, 280×370 each connected to a Niigata Z-peller 3.600 bhp; 2.648 kW.
She was receiving bunkers by Go Fuels bunkering tanker BAWA-I at Bunkering Area 4.
Top image by the late Capt. Neil Johnston at Freeport, Bahamas back to 18th January, 2006.
Photos by Capt. Lawrence Dalli. Do not use these images without my permission. © All rights reserved. Malta Ship Photos & Action Photos – www.maltashipphotos.com
Published – Tuesday 19th May, 2020