Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Skelt for Bunkers


The geared bulker Skelt made a brief stop at anchor for bunkers, sailing in the afternoon. Built in 2010 and registered in Singapore, she arrived from Portsmouth, NH.

She is Owned and operated by Wellard Ships of Australia, via their Singapore office.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Vitagrace to the Elevator to load.


the bulker Vitagrace moved from the Basin anchorage this afternoon to tie up at pier 28. She will presumably be loading a bulk cargo of some sort from the grain elevator.

We previously posted about her on the 16th, when she had been at anchor for a few days allready

Monday, November 24, 2014

FELEX Update - first 4 done


The Defense minister held a press conference to Announce the The first 4 frigates modernized as part of the FELEX program, HMCS Halifax, Fredericton, Calgary, and Winnipeg are complete, and ready for operational deployment.

For East Coast Boats,
Montreal Is in Post Update workups,
Charlottetown is at the Machine Shop Wharf, St. John's is in the Graving Dock.
Ville De Quebec is Preparing to go to the shipyard this fall at the dockyard, and HMCS Toronto is on deployment, scheduled to enter the yard in the summer.

HMCS Fredricton will be the first to be deployed, Presumably as HMCS Toronto's Replacement in the Standing Nato Maritime Group.

Video below shows some of the work done. The ships look to get gutted at the shipyard.

Seabed Prince for Scunda


Secunda has Chartered and obtained a coasting trade application for the Seabed Prince. the vessel will be used to accommodate a dive team that will use remotely operated vehicles to install grout bags, reinforced bars and weighted mattresses at the Export pipeline, near the Thebaud platform in the Sable Island gas field.

Owned and operated by Swire seabed, she is built specifically for ROV Operations.

CMB Mae for Bunkers


The Bulker CMB Mae made a brief stop for bunkers today. Built in 2010, she is equipped with 4 cranes and clam shell buckets, as well as deck stanchions for loads such as logs. She is bound  for Gibraltar, having sailed from Port Cartier

She spent the Afternoon off Dartmouth Cove, and sailed when bunkers were complete.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Princess of Acadia replacement sails for Canada

The new Digby-Saint John ferry sailed November 18 after departing Greece. The Blue Star Ithaki has been renamed Canada 2014 and is reportedly headed  To Halifax where modifications of the vessel will be taking place before entering service. At the time of writing, Canada 2014 is off Gibraltar and heading for the Atlantic. 

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.