So after eating 32million dollars, the Nova Star is out, and Bay Ferries is now negotiating a contract to take over the Portland to Yarmouth ferry run.
This is Probably a good thing – Bay operates the Digby/Saint John run, as well as the Northumberland Ferries from Pictou to PEI. They also previously ran the CAT on this route, prior to its Cancellation.
They will need a Suitable boat, and one that is immediately available. The NovaStar will presumably be available, though if NovaStar Couldnt run it profitably, who knows if Bay Can. There is however a Ferry available Locally. The Princess of Acadia. Recently retired from the Digby/Saint John run, she is owned by the feds, but was previously operated by Bay. She is available, possibly for charter or Purchase, and a known commodity to Bay.
Nagoya Express made her first stop in halifax yesterday. on arrival she held up in the inner harbour while the northern delegation departed her berth at Fairview cove. once Northern Delegation was free of the berth, Nagoya express proceeded through the narrows and tied up. Northern Delegation then Left the Basin through the Narrows.
Also a first stop, Northern Delegation was here for ACL filling in prior to the service start of Atlantic Star.
Putting to Sea friday after noon.
Friday, United Carrier took bunkers at Anchorage 1
The USAC Zamzam Tied up at pier 41 on Saturday. Being 9036TEU, She is now the largest container ship to call on Halifax. Her arrival is part of CMA-CGM’s service, and operates under the Oceans 3 partnership, with CMA-CGM, UASC and China Shipping.
AidaDiva (Above) at Pier 20.Carribean Princess is Aft of her at pier 22.
Celebrity Summit and Brilliance of the Seas occupy Piers 30 and 31 respectively.
All told, there are 10,000 Passengers in town today.
ACL’s new ship, Atlantic Star is due to start her first voyage Dec 20. This puts her into Halifax January 10th.
The BBC Maple Lea, Loads Cargo directly onto a barge. The barge NT1509 arrived in tow of Northern Transportation’s Tug Keewatin.
Note the BBC Maple Lea is also carrying a large deck load of Yachts near the Bow. She also earlier offloaded some fabrications onto trucks.
STI Seneca (Forward) and Alpine Duke (Aft) appear to be nearly done their offloads at Imperial Oil.
Alpine Duke sailed form Port Arthur, and STI Seneca arrived from New Orleans. STI Seneca is also a new build, having only entered service earlier this year.
(Above) the Pearl Mist at pier 24. She was built at Halifax shipyards, and after much wrngling in the courts delivered to her owners and put into service. She now makes regular stops to Halifax.
(Below)The Saga Sapphire, built in 1981 is a good looking ship. shes tied up stern to stern with pearl mist at Pier 24.