The Latest news on the HS Beethoven is that she is currently being cleaned by Atlantic Industrial Cleaners. This would require the Bunker tank to be drained, and all oily residues removed from inside the tank and the hold. There is no word on when/where repairs will occur.
She will likely need to move, as both Fairview Cove piers are scheduled to be in use this evening.
UPDATE: 1550: Confirmed - APL Pearl and Singapore Express are now both inbound. HS Beethoven is due to move to Pier 36. Harbour is going to get Busy Shortly.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Today brought the arrival of Harbour Fashion, A Products tanker to Pier 9.
Wilsons Fuels has a facility there to top up their Barrington street tank farm, and sees a couple of vessels per year.
She Sailed from Trois Rivers Quebec, on the 5th. I see no active coasting trade license, so is suspect she is importing oil, ad making 2 deliveries.
Photo to Follow.
Yesterday evening brought a first appearance (At least in my 5 years of records) to CSL Metis. As part of CSL's international fleet, she is part of the pool that regularly servers national gypsum including Pioneer and Atlantic Superior.
CSL Metis was built in 1981, and a new forebody was added in 2007. She is a geared self unloading pananmax bulker.
Scheduled to sail at noon - Photo to Follow.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
I have received word that the HS Beethoven has a significant hole in a bunker tank and currently may not be sea worthy. Apparently a stack of containers in hold of ship toppled piercing bunker tank and base of the hold. (Above) HS Beethoven sits at the pier Thursday Morning.
The plan is to fully unload the ship Dec 5th. She will then likely be repaired at the pier or at anchor. I suspect the containers will be put on the next vessel on the run currently listed as Berlin Express on Friday.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Exercises like this TGEX are key for RCN units to maintain operational readiness and deploy on joint operations in a rapid and effective manner. TGEXs strengthen Canada’s ability to work in a multi-national and joint environment on a wide range of potential operations and missions.
Times Colonist of Victoria is reporting that HMCS Chicoutimi will enter the water today after completing her refit.
She Departed Halifax in April 2009 for BC for repairs.
UPDATE: Photo Left via RCN - HMCS Chicoutimi rests on a floating dry dock in preparation for return to water, a significant milestone