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Acadia Desgagnés at pier 25

The general cargo ship Acadia Desgagnés arrived at pier 25 this morning. She will be reflaged to Canada. Transport Desgagnés operates a number of vessels running re-supply trips to the arctic. rather then lay the ships up over the winter, they are re-flagged and chartered out over the winter, before returning to Canada for the summer.

Built in China in 2013, She was acquired by Transport Desgagnés in the spring of 2017, undergoing refit in Shelburne. before taking up arctic duties.

 

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Horizon Star @ Pier 9

The offshore Supply vessel Horizon Star tied up at Pier 9 over the weekend. Operated by Horizon Maritime, Shes registered in St. Johns, and is currently working on BP’s offshore exploration project.

A frequent caller, she has manged to escape my camera until now.

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Yesterdays Cruise Ship – Victory 1

The 202 Passenger Victory 1 put in at pier 24 yesterday, sailing around 8pm for Charlottetown. Belonging to Miami based Victory Cruises, the company offers small ship cruses on the Great Lakes, New England, the St Lawrence river, as well as a circumnavigation of Cuba, and the Yucatan peninsula.

Marketed as a high end product – the cruises cost ~$6000us for 10 days.

 

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Alex Thomson and Hugo Boss IMOCA 60 at RNSYS

Alex Thomson and his Hugo Boss Imoca 60 racing yacht arrived at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron last night. built to compete in Distance off shore races – Thomson last ran the 2016 Vendee Globe. The yacht is built for single handed operation.

The Yacht will be making stops in Canada and America in June & July this year. The dates and stops are as follows: Montreal – 2nd – 4th June Toronto – 11th – 15th June Boston 1st – 3rd July New York – 10th – 15th July

 

Thompson is probably best known outside sailing circles for his Hugo Boss Promotional work Which featured climbing the mast while the boat was heeled, Standing on the Keel, And wakeboarding behind the boat.

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Grande Halifax – Grimaldi PCTC Named after Halifax

 

The Grimaldi Groups new Pure Car Truck Carrier  (PCTC) will be christened this afternoon at a ceremony at Autoport. The Grande Halifax was delivered earlier this year, and is named after the Port of Halifax. Grimaldi Group is the Parent of ACL, who’s Container/RO-RO vessels have been calling in Halifax since the beginning of Containerized Service.

 

Port of Halifax Photos.

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Norwegian Bliss – Maiden Call on Maiden Trip

the Norwegian Bliss made a call today, on her first trip, crossing the Atlantic, bound for New York from Southampton, via the Azores and Halifax. She will then Relocate to Miami, and cruse to LA via the Panama Canal, before taking up a regular schedule Cruising Seattle to Alaska, moving to the Caribbean for the winter.

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Hercule heads south.

The tug Hercule, now flying the Jamican Flag, for Jamican Owners put in to Pier 9 this afternoon on her way south. The former Groupe Ocean Tug, Ocean Hercule, was sold in November, Renamed in her home port of Sorel-Tracy, and then moved to Montreal for the winter.

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Nore For Wilson’s Fuels?

the Tanker Nore arrived this morning and tied up at Pier 9, where Wilson’s Fuels has a connection to their tank farm on barrington street, Though she is likely not carrying a cargo.

A small tanker,  she was built in 2007, and arrived from Ceuta Spain. A sister ship to Algoma Dartmouth, Shipfax is reporting that she is bound for the west coast under Canadian ownership as AS Aquarius. if you look closely, you will notice her name has been painted out on the hull, both forward, and on the stern.

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