Ostkap unloads nacelles

The Ostkap was here yesterday (above) discharging 18 nacelles and 18 wind turbine hubs at the Port Authority Terminal. A nacelle is the enclosure for much of the machinery needed to operate a wind turbine. Each nacelle weighs 113,427 pounds. Above, one of the nacelles is lifted from the Ostkap by one of the Port Authority cranes. The Ostkap is now loading spring wheat for Portugal.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-22-2005

Ostkap gets tug assist

Two tugs (bow of the Kentucky, lower right) from Great Lakes Towing brought the Swedish owned Ostkap into the berth at the AGP grain terminal in Duluth on Thursday afternoon. It is the last saltie to load grain here this season and should be departing sometime this afternoon.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 12-17-2004

Ostkap last saltie of season

Flying the flag of Gibraltar, the Swedish owned, and Russian crewed Ostkap will have the dubious distinction of being the last ocean going ship to load in Duluth Superior this season. It has been at anchor in the cold water just off the Duluth piers for several days, and should come in sometime this afternoon, and probably leave sometime Friday. Photo taken August 27, 2004.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 12-16-2004

Ostkap at Superior grain dock

After stops in Cleveland and Chicago, the Ostkap made its second appearance in the Twin Ports this season. On the first trip, it had some repairs done and then loaded at two different grain terminals. This trip, it is simply loading grain at CHS 1 in Superior. It should have arrived early this morning and will likely depart sometime this evening.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 10-21-2004