Thursday, March 31, 2011

Atlantic Hope

Atlantic RORO Lines vessel Atlantic Hope,
Patiently waiting for someone to clear her berth at Halterm

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Nordbay moved to the Outer Anchorage this morning after offloading at Imperial Oil, joining Moscow University
Butterfly Moved From Anchor in the Basin to Imperial Oil Taking Nordbay's Place.

Teesta Spirit Anchored mid-harbor for bunkers.

And Unique Sunshine Spent the morning in Achorage #1 before taking her spot at Imperial Oil.

It would seem that the same people who name Race Horses and Show Dogs also name Tankers.. Who Knew.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

Bulk Bulkers for Bunkers?

Bulkers FEDERAL FRANKLIN and NORDPOL arrived today. Federal Franklin Anchored for Bunkers, while Nordpol Anchored next door

Federal Franklin sailed at 1640.

Nordpol At Anchor.

Friday, March 18, 2011


CLIPPER MERLIN tied up at Pier 24 this morning to Load Industrial Components Directly from RailCar.. At 100m in Length (650teu) she is a relatively small vessel, and an carry both Containers and Break Bulk loads in her hold.

More info at The Clipper Group.

Operations have begun, removing the tween decks

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

HMCS Preserver

HMCS Preserver was Cold Moved (towed) from the Shipyards Machine Shop Wharf to Imperial Oil for Bunkers. Unlike Merchant vessels who get fueled by Algoma Dartmouth, The navy ties up directly at the pump.

BBC Holland

BBC Holland Tied up at the Cherubini Wharf, BBC Holland is likely loading large Steel bridge components (Based on what was in their yard a few weeks ago. Cherubini specializes in heavy and light structural steel, bridges, platework, pressure vessels, transmission towers and miscellaneous fabrications, and has a wharf off their facility in Eastern passage. (just past Imperial Oil)

Recently this is where the Fundy Tidal Turbine Departed (and Returned to)

Monday, March 14, 2011


Federal Pioneer making a short stop to bunker. She is Scheduled to sail at 1700.
Bunkering is the process of refueling a ship, whereby a taker (in Halifax, The Algoma Dartmouth) or a barge comes along side and transfers Fuel.

For more insight on the life of a bunkerer, read HAWSEPIPER: The Longest Climb written by Paul, who is a Mate on a Buker Barge.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Leif Ericson out of Nova Dock

Marine Atlantic Ferry Leif Ericson departed the Nova Dock this afternoon, for the Woodside.

Monday, March 7, 2011

PCTC at Fairview?!?

The PCTC (Pure Car Truck Carrier) Osaka Car tied up at Fairview Cove this morning. Typically these vessels carry cars and trucks and tie up at Autoport in Eastern Passage. It is likely she is Delivering some sort of other large cargo, that is unsuitable for the facilities at Autoport. (Which is also occupied by Faust this morning)

ACL offers regular RORO (roll on roll off) service from Fairview cove. You can often see the Large cargoes sitting on the pier, and recently have included everything from industrial machinery to Helicopters.

UPDATE: She sailed just after Noon, As scheduled.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

and they're back...

HMCS Charlottetown Arrived back in port just after 5pm..
Not sure why..

they are currently proceeding through the narrows to the basin.

The ship was sent to the Degausing Range to deal with a Magnetic field, which can cause problems with mines. As of 11pm, she had departed.

HMCS Charlottetown sails for the Mediterranean

HMCS Charlottetown sailed just after 10am for the Mediterranean to support Canadian Interests in Libya.

Good Luck, and have a safe Voyage!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Twas a dark and Stormy Night

High Winds again kept ships in and Away from Halifax Harbour.
Ferry passengers had a Fun Commute home, with locals complaining via Facebook of sea-sickness.

Canada Express and Atlantic Compass Both Sailed at 9am. Moleson Bunkered and sailed just after noon.