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Overseas Jademar Tops up Tufts Cove

Another vessel that sailed last night, Overseas Jademar spent 2 days offloading into Tufts cove tank.
The Power Plant can burn both heavy oil and Natural Gas, and will see a tanker once a year or so.

Built in 2002, Overseas Jademar is a Panamax tanker. Noteably she failed a port state control inspection in Washington State last year, due to faulty fire fighting equipment. She was allowed to sail once repairs were made.

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Serifos for Tufts Cove

The tanker Serifos arrived from Wilmington this morning and tied up at The power plant at tufts cove. Though it burns Natural gas, It originally burned oil and still can.

Typically a tanker tops up their oil tank once a year.

Photos to follow. Sorry for the quality – shot into the sun.

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Perseus N for Tufts cove

The tanker Perseus N Departed the Basin this morning to tie up at Tuffts cove.  She Spun around in the Narrows, and tied up bow facing north.

The Power plant located there originally burned bunker oil, but was updated to burn natural gas. It retains the ability to burn oil, and tankers make occasional stops to top up the tanks.

ASOPOS was here, almost a year ago to date

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Tanker to NSPower Plant at Tufts Cove

The Tanker ASOPOS will be ariving and tieing up at the Tufts Cove Generating Station around 0200 tomorow morning.. The plant was originally built as an oil fired plant, but more recently was converted to Natural Gas. It retained the ability to burn oil, and tankers occasionally still tie up there.

There were 2 tankers in 2009, and NT Dartmouth, Halifax’s ex Bunker Tanker made occasional stops as well.

Asopos was last in New York

(Left) File Photo of Buterfly tying up at Tufts cove.

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Tug Genesis Victory and barge GW6506

Appearing to be loaded, and arriving from Texas, the Articulated Tug and barge Genesis Victory / GW6506 likely is waiting in the basin to offload at one of the terminals in Halifax. there are currently 6 Oil terminals in the Port. the First is the Tufts Cove Power plant, the Second is Wilson’s Fuel at Pier 9.

Irving has revamped their wharf at woodside, and is now accepting their own product. Imperial oil is still operating their terminal on the refinery site, McAsphalt industries operates a wharf in eastern passage to accept liquid asphalt products, and Valero has their wharf in Eastern Passage.

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On Weather Watch

Strong winds and rains have shutdown pilotage operations outside the harbour.

Zim Texas appears to have anchored in the outer anchorage, and tankers Heather Knudsen and Serifos are circling. (Serifos had been at anchor after offloading at Tufts Cove over the weekend) Fusion is also out there.

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The North Ferry?

The Morning File on the Halifax Examiner pointed me to the Dartmouth History blog, Where the author is seeking more information about a North Ferry Service between Tufts Cove and The North End of Halifax.

From the Ad, It looks like the service was run by J.H Dauphinee & Sons, and they ran several boats in the harbor for charter work and pleasure cruises.

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