Shuttle tankers

  • Four shuttle tankers operate between NTL and offshore oilfields:
    • MT Heather Knutsen and MT Jasmine Knutsen
    • MT Mattea and MT Kometik
  • 845,000 – 1,000,000 bbl. capacity
  • Represent ~45% of Terminal traffic
  • Constructed between 1997 and 2005

Second leg tankers

  • Independently vetted
  • Represent ~55% of Terminal traffic
  • Many make repeat visits to Terminal

Safety procedures

  • Tug escort program for all laden shuttle and second leg tankers
  • Mandatory pilotage in Placentia Bay – pilot boarding station located at Red Island
  • Terminal Regulations based on International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals (ISGOTT)
  • Continuous training
  • Vessel Traffic Management System in Placentia Bay operated by Canadian Coast Guard
  • Canadian Maritime Agency Limited (CMAL) appointed by all visiting tankers