Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
There seems to be some delay at the refinery. The ship arrived March 23, and went to anchor March 25. A crude oil tanker has been expected for some days, but it is waiting off Halifax at anchor.
The yard has recent experience in scrapping, as they broke up the two warships Terra Nova and Gatineau in 2009-2010.
1. A piece of wood is jammed into Sault au Cochon's anchor pocket - a souvenir of her November grounding.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
The first bulker to arrive for bunkers today was Nordic Barents. It now flies the Hong Kong flag, but is owned and managed out of Denmark by Bidsted & Co: http://www.bidsted.dk/
It has called in Halifax before as Izara Princess (see above) in 2009. It was built in 2005 as Federal Baffin, named for the arctic explorer (and after whom the Bay and Island were named.) It was built to navigate in ice, and ran for Fednav Ltd, often sailing to the Saguenay River with bauxite for Alcan. It is due at La Baie March 22.
Built by Daewoo Heavy Industries in Goeje, South Korea, it is a vessel of 27,078 gross tons, 43,732 tonnes deadweight and is fitted with four cranes of 25 tonnes capacity and carries clamshell buckets to work cargo.
Unfortunately for this visit it arrived over night and sailed before sunup this morning.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
The ship is giving Las Palmas as her next port, bnut that is only a way point. When she reaches that vicinity she will be directed to another port to unload. That could be in noerthern Europe of the Mediterranean.
Because of her extreme size and limited ability to maneuver, she had tug escorts inbound and outbound.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
The small self-unloader Malmnes, a frequent caller in Halifax for bunkers, this time tied up alongside pier 9A. The ship usually remains at anchor and is gone in a few hours. However about once a year it shows up for day or two and has some necessary tank cleaning and other work done.
Running pretty consistently from the Strait of Canso to southern destinations, it has been a regular since it was built in 1993..
For other views, and details of the ship, so postings of November 15, 2009 and November 30, 2010. [Enter Malmnes in the Search box to the left.]
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
1. Onego Ponza at pier 27. The ship uses its own cranes to offload the cargo of rails.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
The ship is Osaka Car [who thinks up these names? She has a sister called Tokyo Car!] built in 2009.It is a Pure Truck and Car Carrier [PCTC] built specifically to carry cars, trucks and other wheeled vehicles. It flies the red duster (British merchant marine flag) and is operated by Zodiac Marine Agencies of London.
The reason for its visit was to load a whole flotilla of second hand truck tractors, bound overseas-likely to Africa. The trucks arrived at Fairview Cove last week and were parked all over the place on the weekend. I estimate about 2 dozen of them. Since they were almost all painted white, I suspect they were returned units from truck leasing firms.
Normally these ships call at Autoport, which is essentially an auto import facility. There are exports from Autoport too, but they are normally new vehicles. Because its load was used vehicles, which arrived over the road, and for which no particular care needed to be taken, Fairview Cove was a convenient facility.
The ship had come up the US east coast from Norfolk and New York, and headed out this afternoon for Baltimore.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
The line will use a Jones Act (i.e. US owned, US built, US flag[added]) ship with 1300 TEU capacity - that is as soon as they find one.
They have also apparently signed letters of intent with two US shipyards for a total of ten such feeder ships to operate on the US east coast between various ports.
There seems to be some historic connection between some of the proponents and HAPAG-Lloyd, and their press release refers to the feeder ship Yankee Clipper which HAPAG-Lloyd operated a similar route from 1980 to 1993.
Press coverage as follows:
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
The owners withdrew the ship from the Yarmouth-Portland service at the end of the 2004 season, following a dispute with the Port of Portland.