I've piloted this vessel around San Francisco Bay and up river to Sacramento and Stockton more times than I can count. She's a fine handling ship. With her 1200 HP bow thruster, we rarely needed or used tugs.
IMO 8507212 , Class DNV , Norway .
Build in 1986 by Kawasaki Heavy Industries Sakaide Japan as " Star Grindanger " for Minastar Shipping Corp Tokyo Japan.Bare - boat TC to Westfall-Larsen Bergen Norway under Liberian Flag.
1995 Transferred to Nakata Grindanger Inc ( Westfall Larsen & Co A/S ) Liberia.
1998 Sold to Westfall Larsen & Co A/S ( Westfall Larsen Management A/S ) Bergen Norway.
2008 Sold / Transferred to Masterbulk Pte Ltd (Westfall Larsen Bergen Norway as manager ) Singapore,renamed " Grindanger " under Singapore Flag.