Monday, November 17, 2014

HDMS Niels Juel for port Visit


The Danish warship HDMS Niels Juel arrived late yesterday afternoon for a visit.  She is the third and final ship of the Iver Huitfeldt class of frigates that entered service with the Royal Danish Navy in 2012 and 2013.


Very similar in design to the Absalon class, these vessels are configured for Area Air Defense - a Role held by the Canadian Iroquois Class. Savings were achieved in design time and construction by re-using the basic design of the Absalon class.

Hopefully better non-phone photo to follow.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Vitagrace to anchor


The Maltese registered Bulker Vitagrace Arrived on the 14th and anchored in the basin. Built in Japan  in 2001, she is owned and manged by the Greek firm Vita Management. She Appears to have arrived from Australia, and may be headed to load Iron Ore at Sept Iles.

Sorry for the bad photo - Its from my phone.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Hero #9 - Out for Boat work.



I Finally Caught hero #9, the CCGS Captain Goddard M.S.M underway. She was launched back in May, and has been turned over to the Coast Guard. She will eventually be stationed in Victoria.

She was Exercising with her Rhib, but it appears to have been stowed.

Flinter Tide For Sheet Harbor, with Windmill parts


The General cargo ship Flinter Tide is currently at anchor in the Outer Anchorage, Bound for Sheet Harbour. She has been there for a few days, with a cargo of what appear to be turbine parts.

Built in 2012, she is 130m in Length, and features 2 80ton capacity cranes. The dutch firm Flinter operates numerous general cargo vessels, and are regular callers in Halifax.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Macao Straight for Mefi


The Parade of new vessels for Melfi continues with a first call for Macao Straight. Built in 2008, she is part of the Rehder Reederei fleet, which seems to supply the majority of vessels used on Melfi's route.

Macao Straight arrived yesterday afternoon and tied up at pier 41, using 2 tugs to turn due to the wind. She no departure listed as of yet.

Iroquois and Athabaskan Together

Athabaskan on the Left, Iroquois on the Right.
Soon Athabaskan will be the last tribal in Service.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Cruise Season is Over

This morning was scheduled to be the last cruise ship of the season, however she sailed past. As a result the last cruise ship of the season was yesterday's visit by Hamburg.

The Legend of the Seas arrived off halifax this morning but high winds and seas caused her to keep sailing on to Boston.

The cruise season will begin April 19 with the arrival of the regal princess on a 28 day Scandinavia and Russia cruise sailing from Ft. Lauderdale.