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YO-51
Pictured as: the Chem Trader (Eklof Marine) Photo by: Daniel Hormann

Built in 1931, by Ira S. Bushey and Sons Shipyard of Brooklyn, New York (hull #444) as the Ellen Bushey for the Spentonbush Fuel Transport Service Incorporated of Brooklyn, New York

In 1941, the vessel was requisitioned by the United States Navy. Where she was designated as the YO-51.

In 1946, she was acquired by the Morania Oil Tanker Corporation of Staten Island, New York. Where she was renamed as the Morania Marlin.

In 1951, the tanker was acquired by the Reinauer Transportation Companies of Staten Island, New York. Where she was named as the Albert H. Reinauer.

In 1956, she was sold. And, renamed as the Mary Ann McKay.

In 1962, the vessel was acquired by the Eklof Marine Corporation of Staten Island, New York. Where she was renamed as the Chem Trader.

In 2001, she was acquired by Guyana based interests. Where the vessel retained her name. Her current, and, or final disposition is unknown. The tanker had a capacity of 5,000(bbls).
(Jeffery Schurr, Robert Mattsson)


  • Vessel Name: YO-51
  • USCG Doc. No.: 230916
  • Vessel Service: TANK SHIP
  • IMO Number: 5069415
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 444
  • Ship Builder: IRA S BUSHEY & SONS INC
  • Year Built: 1931
  • Length: 144.5
  • Hull Breadth: 26
  • Gross Tonnage: 625
  • Net Tonnage: 373
  • Owner:
    AMIN A
    1250, US Highway 202/206,
    Bridgewater NJ
    08807-1246, USA.
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Ellen Bushey, YO-51, Morania Marlin, Albert H. Reinauer, Mary Ann McKay, Chem Trader
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Spentonbush Fuel Transport Service Inc., United States Navy, Morania Oil Tanker Corp., Reinauer Transportation Co., Eklof Marine Corp.