18 January 2013
Bluebird Arrow, the first of two dedicated coal tar pitch tankers from Hyundai Mipo Shipyard, was delivered to Gearbulk on 18 January 2013. Bluebird Arrow has a dead weight of 19,000 tonnes, measures 157 metres long and 23.5 metres across the beam. The vessel is equipped to carry a range of liquid cargoes and has a heating capacity up to 250°C. With the ability to load 19,000 mt of coal tar pitch Bluebird Arrow will be employed between the Far East and the Middle East for Aluminium smelters.
Bluebird Arrow will be joined by a sister ship Kingbird Arrow in October 2013 and both vessels will provide capacity to increase volumes for the Middle East contractual partners in line with smelter expansion over the next 25 years.