The Con-Ro Grande Senegal made a good Friday appearance at Fairview Cove, presumably filling in for the Drydocked Atlantic Sail. Grimaldi group is the parent company of ACL, and runs a fleet of these yellow Con-Ro’s, which wile distinctive, rarely put into Halifax.
Sister Ship Grande America, suffered a Container Fire March 11, and sank in the Bay of Biscay as a result of fire damage. The crew abandoned ship in Heavy weather and were rescued by the HMS Argyle.
I Caught a release from Hapag-Lloyd. Seems the Atlantic Sail broke. from the release:
“M/V “Atlantic Sail” employed in the ATA Service under current voyage ATS29 suffered technical issues and therefore requires dry-docking. The vessel will terminate its current voyage in Hamburg and phase out for dry-docking.”
sounds like a replacement vessel will be put in place.
Weather was an issue on Saturday, with some ships moving, and others waiting it out. CMA-CGM Chennai, at just over 10000teu was forced to wait out her call until 15:00 on Sunday. She was worked over night, and sailed before noon on Monday.
With CMA-CGM Chennai not entering port Saturday morning, other container ships were moving.
Dimitra C, the former MOL Priority, arrived, and waited in the basin for Dalian Express to free the Western birth. With Dalian Express Clear, she backed in and tied up.
also working Fairview Cove on Saturday was Atlantic Sky in the the West birth.
Atlantic Sea finally sailed this morning at 4 am. She spent the week tied up at the east end of Fairview Cove with a ramp issue. Parts and technicians were due to arrive over the weekend, and were able to clear up the problem.
i was told that the ramp was able to raise and lower, however the articulation joint in the center was what failed. when the Ship sailed, it was bypassing New York – and all New York bound Cargo was offloaded, and will be restowed on Atlantic Star on Tuesday.
Mol Partner sits at anchor in the basin waiting for a birth to free up at Fairview Cove.
Despite today being a holiday, the ships were stacking up at Fairview cove. Sunday night brought the arrival of YM Express to the west birth. She Sailed Monday morning, and was replaced by Budapest Bridge, while the east birth was taken up by Atlantic Sea, both arriving early morning. When Budapest Bridge sailed late afternoon, MOL Partner was finally able to take up her spot Mol Partner is currently scheduled to sail just after midnight, Atlantic Sea is due to depart Tuesday afternoon, having had her ro-ro decks worked Monday, and her containers Tuesday.
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.