GEOS Group reports successful first operation of NAABSA tanker

Geos Group has confirmed that its recently acquired not always afloat but safely aground (NAABSA) product tanker Thun Blyth has carried out its maiden call in the Channel Islands.

As previously reported, UK-based marine fuel supplier GEOS Group took delivery of the vessel, which is equipped to make ship-to-ship deliveries, at the Port of Blyth in November.

GEOS Group confirmed that the Thun Blyth sailed into St Sampson harbour in Guernsey at the end of last year at high tide.

‘While she was discharging her cargo of fuel into the tanks on the quayside, the tide went out,’ GEOS Group said. ‘She then sat on the ground for a while – for the first time since we took delivery of her in November – before departing when the tide came back in.’

‘The operation was a great success and took place when the Thun Blyth was on charter for a third-party customer,’ GEOS Group added.

Rhys Berry

Rhys Berry