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‘Oleander’ out of service for maintenance

The Oleander will cruise into dry dock at the beginning of 2016 for routine maintenance and painting work.

The container ship will be replaced by the Amstel Trader on the weekly service between New Jersey and Bermuda.

Amstel Trader will leave New York on December 30 and will arrive in Hamilton for the first time on January 3.

The new vessel is bigger and faster than the Oleander and has a capacity of 660 containers, including 100 refrigerated containers. However, it does not have the “roll on roll off” capability the Oleander possesses.

The Oleander sailed to her dry dock appointment from Bermuda on Monday after discharging her cargo in Hamilton.

The vessel is expected to be back in regular service at the end of January, and is scheduled to leave New Jersey on January 29.

Paint job: the Oleander is being replaced by the Amstel Trader (File photograph)

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Published December 24, 2015 at 8:00 am (Updated December 23, 2015 at 10:05 pm)

‘Oleander’ out of service for maintenance

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