Saturday, May 23, 2015

USS Virginia Arrives

I missed the arrival this morning but some readers sent me photos. Thanks to Them both




Friday, May 22, 2015

ZIM London arrives empty


A sure sign of trouble, ZIM London is riding high in the water and is being fully unloaded at pier 42.

She arrived today after stopping in La Havre France outbound from Rotterdam.

Update: she arrived empty from Europe and will load 900 boxes before sailing.

Atlantic Huron unloads at grain elevator


Atlantic Huron arrived this morning at tied up at pier 25. She is self unloading to the grain elevator and based on her draft is fully loaded.

She arrived from trois rivers PQ

US Navy submarine due tommorow

Rumors are About that a US Navy vessel is due in port tomorrow. It reportedly has US and Canadian escorts, which suggests it might be an aircraft carrier...

The US Memorial Day weekend is coming up, so its not uncommon to Have US Visitors that weekend.

More as known.

update: U.S. Navy submarine is due tommorow around 9am. She is due to tie up at shearwater so we know it's a nuclear powered vessel.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Cruise News.





Disney Magic Made a stop in Halifax Today. Disney added Halifax to their itinerary in 2013, but removed it for 2014. This is the only stop this year, and the vessel had originally intended to bypass us for St John's Newfoundland.

Disney Magic is on a repositioning cruise from Florida to the Baltic. The Cruise left Port Canaveral, Florida on the 15th headed for New York; St Johns, Newfoundland; Reykjavik, Iceland; Oslo, Norway; and ending in Copenhagen, Denmark on the 29th.

In other news, Norwgian Gem ran aground on a reef off Bermuda yesterday. She was freed at high tied, and moved to Kings wharf in Bermuda. She is due in Halifax in September.

file Photos.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Herring Fleet back again

May brings the annual return of the herring fleet. Most of the usual vessels are back with the addtion of a new vessel has shown up this year, pictured below.

Herring are caught via a Purse Seine. A net is pulled around the school of fish, the bottom pulled tight, which forms a bowl out of the net, and then the fish are pumped into the fish hold on board.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Kometik for Sale?


Shuttle tanker Kometik is rumoured to be for sale. the vessel is 17 years old, and apparently there is some sort of disagreement amongst the ownership group. She is currently owned by a consortium of Oil companies as listed as A JOINT VENTURE OF MOBIL, CHEVRON, MURPHY

She was built by Samsung Heavy industries in 1997, and is managed by Canship Ugland.
As a Shuttle Tanker, She runs oil from Hiberina to Various refineries. She was a frequent caller in Halifax, while imperial Oil Was in operation.