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April 30, 2014: Top Hat Ceremony for First Ocean-Going Vessel

The Cyprus-registered vessel M.V. Federal Elbe became the first ocean-going “Saltie” vessel to enter the Port of Thunder Bay during the 2014 navigation season today. 

The vessel anchored just outside of the harbour breakwalls on Monday evening, and shifted to Richardson’s Current River Terminal this morning, April 30, 2014 at 0757.  The Federal Elbe will load 19,500 metric tonnes of No. 1 Canada Western Amber Durum Wheat destined for Casablanca, Morocco.  The agent for the vessel is Lake Superior Shipping Ltd. 

Captain Zenon Masko and Chief Engineer Zbigniew Jerzy Nowak will be welcomed by Mayor Keith Hobbs and the Port Authority in a Top Hat Ceremony today at 2:30p.m. at the Current River Terminal.