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CMA CGM Tage


The largest containership yet to tie up in Halifax had a foggy arrival this morning. Tieing up at pier 41 just after 7am. She’s rated at 9300+ teu making her 300teu larger then the last largest ship.


The much smaller Em Kea tied up forward of Tage at pier 42. Also running for CMA CGM she is their entry on the weekly Maersk service which stops in Montreal and Halifax. Em Kea is rated at just over 3000teu

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SVITZER CAUCEDO to Ectug

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The Tug Svitzer Caucedo showed up in Halifax today. If it looks familiar, it was built at the east isle shipyard in Georgetown PEI in 2003, and is of the same design as Atlantic Towings Halifax Tugs and Svitzers Nerthus and Njal, which are now working the port of Montreal. Its likely that this tug will be Canadianized here, and move on to Montreal.

Svitzer Caucedo currently is registered in the British Virgin Islands, and appers to have previously been operating as Caucedo in the Dominican Republic.

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Atlantic Star – under cover of Darkness

ACL’s First G4 vessel arrived after 10pm lastnight, worked overnight, and sailed before 7am

Alas, I was unable to get any shots of her. She will be back in about a week, on her eastbound leg back to europe. (Hopefully in Daylight)

 

ACL’s Second G4 Vessel, Atlantic Sail Arrives Friday late afternoon.

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Mark your Calendars – Upcoming Notable Ships

Next week brings the arrival of a couple of Notable Ships.

May 27 is the scheduled maiden arrival of Atlantic Sail for ACL. She is the second of the new G4 ships To arrive, in Halifax – The first Atlantic Star is now on regular rotation.

May 28  brings the CMA CGM Tage. She will be making her first call in halifax on the Columbus Loop. With a capacity of 9365 TEU She, beats the current record holder, the USAC ZAMZAM at 9036TEU, and will set the record for largest container ship to call in Halifax. Besides besting the size record by ~330TEU, she will be the first ship to call here with the island superstructure set forward of amidships. The largest classes of container ships are built this way to ensure visibility forward over the deck load of containers.

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Hero Class at Sackville Landing


Mid shore Patrol Vessel CCGS Caporal Kaeble VC is tied up at Sackville landing today. This is a good opertunity to see one of these MSPVs up close. 

Kaeble is normally stationed in Quebec, and like the other inland based vessels has taken on RCMP markings.
She was vessel #2 in class and was accepted by the Feds on Novemebr 10.2010

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Sunday at Ceres

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Sunday started with the arrival of Atlantic Conveyor at midnight. She was worked throughout the day, and sailed in the evening.

Her days are Numbered, as Fleet mate Atlantic Compass sailed from Antwerp for the breakers in Alang India on May 11th, Joining  Atlantic Companion. Companion went to the breakers in sept 2015, and was replaced by the New Atlantic Star. Atlantic Compass’ replacement is Atlantic Sail, whos maiden Halifax Call is Sunday May 22. Atlantic Concert and Atlantic Cartier are still operating .

Also making an appearance was OOCL Italy on the AZX (Asia Suez Express) Service. An S-class Vessel, she is rated at 5888 TEU and is the former Vietnam Express.

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Herring fleet is back


The herring fleet started arriving earlier this week. First off was a new “dual venture” with Lady Mellisa and Margaret Elizabeth no1 arriving today.

The fleet is an annual sighting in early May as they follow the fish north

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