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Oceanic Pintail pops in to Portland
A SHIP that has been used to transport nuclear materials is currently docked at Portland Port for a series of maritime exercises.
The Oceanic Pintail arrived in Portland Port and will be stationed at the port until its next operational voyage.
Described as a nuclear fuel carrier, the blue and white ship is not currently carrying any radioactive cargo.
The ship was built in 1987 and her gross tonnage is 5,271 tons – she was built by MHI Kobe Shipyard and Machinery Works In Kobe, Japan.
A spokesman for Portland Port and Harbour Authority confirmed she was alongside at the port and said: “She is not carrying any nuclear cargo.”
A spokesman for the International Nuclear Services said that the Oceanic Pintail was currently on charter to Serco Marine Services and was conducting a series of short maritime exercises before her next deployment and added: “She is not carrying any radioactive cargo. She has got a flawless nuclear safety record for over 25 years and is certified by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to transport a variety of nuclear materials safely and securely.”
A spokesperson for Serco Marine Services said: “MV Oceanic Pintail is currently on charter to Serco Marine Services and undertaking a series of short maritime exercises prior to her next operational voyage.”
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