Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Bunkering in Tenerife...

Before any sail, the Africa Mercy needs to have enough fuel for the duration of the voyage - and a good portion of fuel for our first few months in port. We have used fuel trucks in various countries in West Africa, we have even refueled in the middle of the ocean, but here in Tenerife a bunkering barge comes alongside to replenish our fuel reserves. We have had two such deliveries this week, and we are almost ready to sail for Guinea!

 The Bridge of the bunkering barge.
 The bunker barge alongside transferring fuel to the Africa Mercy.
View of the two vessels from across the harbour.

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