Vancouver Welcomes Bulker on Her Maiden Voyage
- M/V Jobst Oldendorff
- From left: Shihan Mohamed (vessel chief), Chief Officer Shawn Robinson (SGS), Ken McLaughlin (KMBT), Capt. Russell D’Souza (Oldendorff), Mike Schiller (POV), Chris Cummins (PNW Ship & Cargo), Captain Baisie (vessel captain), David Nagel (SGS), Sandra Avila (PNW Ship & Cargo), Noa Lidstone (KMBT), Steve Mickelson (POV)
The Port of Vancouver USA welcomed the M/V Jobst Oldendorff, commanded by Capt. Baisie of Ghana, on her maiden voyage October 16.
Capt. Baisie and his 21-member multinational crew were welcomed to Vancouver by Oldendorff Port Captain Russell D’Souza , Chris Cummins and Sandra Avila of Pacific North West Ship & Cargo Services, Noa Lidstone and Ken McLaughlin of Kinder Morgan Bulk Terminals, David Nagel and Shawn Robinson of SGS North America Inc., and Mike Schiller and Steve Mickelson of the Port of Vancouver.
The Jobst Oldendorff is a single-hull dry bulk carrier built in China and launched on Aug. 27, 2014. She is owned by Arkadia Shipping Inc. and operated by Oldendorff Carriers GMBH. The vessel is 655 feet long and has a deadweight capacity of 61,122 metric tons.
Before calling the Port of Vancouver, the Jobst Oldendorff stopped in Nakhodka, Russia, to take on fuel. Now that she’s berthed in Vancouver, the vessel will load approximately 10,700 metric tons of copper concentrate for customer KGHM International, a global base and precious metals producer.
The Jobst Oldendorff is scheduled to depart from the Port of Vancouver on Oct. 17. Her final destination on her maiden voyage is Isabel, Philippines.