Arrival of MT. BITU RIVER VESSEL on the Shore of Nigeria
BITU RIVER VESSEL is a Rubis Energie-owned vessel, built with the latest navigation and safety technologies. The vessel commenced its first voyage to Ringardas Nigeria Limited’s Terminal in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria for the official discharge of bitumen grade 60/70. The historic arrival of the vessel was achieved on January 6, 2023 and dropped her first line ashore at 19:06 hours. The vessel’s capacity of 15,700,000MT has a distribution of six (6) wing cargo tanks, with 18 crew members on board led by Captain Marin Ceapa and Security Personnel to ensure the safety of the vessel and crew members on board.
The safe arrival and subsequent berthing of the vessel recorded a joyful moment, which was followed by a welcome celebration organized to mark the special event by the management of Ringardas Nigeria Limited. In attendance was a representative of the Managing Director (Dave Van Den Bulck), Mrs. Nana Shaibu who is the Corporate Affairs Manager, the Head of Operations and Technical, Mr. Thibaud Salle, the Shipping manager, of Rubis Energie, Capt. Subhash Singh and the Terminal Manager, Mr. Iyalla Dadiki. Thereafter, the team was led into the vessel by captain Marin to familiarize with the internal environment and equipment of the Vessel while the management uses the opportunity to wish MT. Bitu Rivers a happy sailing through the voyages back to its expected destination.