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Cruise Season Begins – Fram at Pier 23

The 2018 Cruise season kicked off today with the arrival of the Norwegian Cruise ship Fram, tieing up at Pier 23. Built in 2007 for Hurtigruten. On this trip she arrived from Boston and carries 327 passengers on expedition style cruises.

Next on the Cruise schedule is the Artania arriving on the 26th, Norwegian Bliss, re-positioning form Southampton to New York, and MS Veendam on a Boston to Montreal trip arrive on the 30th.

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Troms Sirius and Lundstrom Tide at Pier 9

Horizon Maritime has just added two, state-of-the-art, supply vessels to their Canadian offshore support vessel fleet. The Troms Sirius and Lundstrom Tide will add more capacity and capability to the offshore industry in Canada and further build on the growth that Horizon Maritime—based in St. John’s and Halifax—has experienced in recent
years. The imported vessels are Norwegian-built and designed to operate in harsh environments. Incorporating the latest in equipment & technology, the vessels are of the highest build quality and offer increased capability and cargo capacity for Canadian offshore customers.

The Troms Sirius and Lundstrom Tide will build on the previously established relationship between Tidewater Marine and Horizon Maritime, providing local seafarers with additional opportunities to operate some of the most advanced and safest offshore vessels in the world, close to home. Previously, Tidewater Marine and Horizon Maritime worked together to support Shell Canada’s Shelburne Basin Deep-Water Exploration Project offshore Nova Scotia, during which Horizon Maritime personnel operated Tidewater Marine vessels, Breaux Tide and Jones Tide, over a roughly 18 month time-frame.


Both the Troms Sirius and Lundstrom Tide are Canadian registered vessels and are crewed with Atlantic Canadians, combining the best in local expertise and marine management with equipment and depth of experience from the world’s largest offshore support vessel company.

 

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RADCLIFFE R. LATIMER at Pier 25/26

The bulker RADCLIFFE R. LATIMER spent a few days tied up at Pier 25/26 before moving to National Gypsum Mid afternoon. built in 1978 as Algobay, she also was chartered to CSL from 94-97 as Atlantic Trader. She was rebuilt in China in 2008/09 and took her current name in 2012.

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The Big Lift – The Movie

Yesterday Halifax Harbour Bridges Released their 20 minute documentary on the Big lift – the Re-decking of the MacDonald bridge. I covered the construction of the bridge in a post a few years ago.

Since the Project is Nearly compete, I decided this would be a good time to share some images of the project from the archives.

 

The 20 minute Documentary is available from the Bridge Commission via Youtube.

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Help support the Mission to Seafarers

 

Join the Halifax Mission to Seafarers on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market for an evening of live music, a silent auction and to raise a glass in support of Mission to Seafarers!

The Mission to Seafarers, Halifax, as part of the worldwide network of Anglican sponsored Missions, provides an inter-denominational outreach ministry of compassionate fellowship, hospitality and spiritual care for the wellbeing of all seafarers visiting our port, regardless of their religion, race, age, gender or nationality. The Halifax Mission also provides inter-denominational chaplaincy ministry to the employees and organizations of the Halifax Port Marine Community.

these Folks do good work, and need your support.

Tickets are $50 each

For more information and to purchase tickets, please contact:
Maggie: magwhitt@ns.sympatico.ca;
Helen: hglenn@bellaliant.com; or at
902-422-7790

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From the Archives – Port William NS.

Port Williams today is home to a number of Breweries, Distilleries and wineries. As you cross the Bridge over the Cornwallis river, On your Right, is a run down dock. That dock was once heavily used, and as the photos below show ships simply sat on the bottom when the tide was out.

The practice evidently had a long history, as an earlier postcard shows smaller Sailing vessels sitting on the bottom earlier.

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Bomar Rebecca for Tropical Shipping

Bomar Rebecca tied up at pier 42 today on her weekly stop for tropical shipping.Tropical makes a weekly call on a route Halifax, Palm Beach, San Juan, Phillipsburg, Crown Bay. the other ship serving the route, Asian Sun, is currently tied up at Pier 9, having been emptied for maintenance last week. She will return to the rotation next week.

Unfortunately the CBSA setup their x-ray gear in the way of a good photo.

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