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KSL Seville at anchor


The laden bulk carrier KSL Seville arrived last night from Sept-Iles Quebec. She has not taken bunkers, and has no posted departure time, so the reason for her stop in Halifax is unknown.

Loaded with iron ore, she entered port with 2 tugs due to her deep draft.

Sorry for the crummy photo – its from an iPhone.

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Familiar Scrappings

8542530692_28e23fa2c8_o Maersk Patras was a regular caller in Halifax on the weekly Maersk call, But had been replaced by Em Kay in 2014. On November 2, she suffered an engine room fire 90 miles ESE of Las Palmas. she lost all power, was towed to port, and offloaded. Given the ships age, She is likely bound for the scrappers given the market for small container ships and the damaged engine room.

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Atlantic Erie is also bound for Turkish scrappers. She ran aground in January 2015 leaving port in the Magdalen islands with a salt cargo. She was refloated, and surveyed. With extensive hull damage, she hasn’t sailed since. Atlantic Erie was a regular caller in Halifax over the years, and underwent a work period in 2009 at Halifax shipyards.

 

 

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JS Missouri for Bunkers

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The Bulker JS Missouri put in for Bunkers over the weekend. High Out of the water, she was clearly unloaded at the time.

Built in 2013, She was headed from the Netherlands to Baltimore, then sailed for Halifax, and after bunkering, sailed for Baie Comeau PQ to Load.

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CSL Reliance – New name for an Old Face

The Bulker Barkald, recently made a run from Halifax to Philidephia. While in the City of brothery love,  She took a new name – CSL Reliance, but Maintained her Bahamas registry. She returned to National Gypsum yesterday with her new Identity.

She was built in Oshima, Japan in 2002 she was owned by the Torvald Klaveness Group of Oslo. Until November 2015 when CSL purchased her and Trilium Class vessel Balto. Both ships operates in the CSL International pool with ships of CSL Americas, Oldendorff Carriers, Marbulk Shipping Inc and Algoma Shipping Inc.

Under similar deals at the same time, Marbulk, which is owned 50/50 by CSL and Algoma, Purchased Balder (now Venture)  and Algoma  purchased Balchen (Now Algoma Vision) and Baldock (Now Algoma Value) from the Torvald Klaveness Group

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Marbacan Spends the Night

The Bulker Marbacan tied up at pier 28 this afternoon. In the morning she will top off her load of grain.

She initially loaded in Montreal, to Seaway draft, and will now top off before sailing to her final destination. Built in 2010, she flies the Portuguese flag.

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HANZE GOTEBORG for bunkers

The loaded bulker HANZE GOTEBORG arrived very early this morning. She sailed this afternoon around 2:30, giving no destination. Dutch registered, she was also built in the Netherlands in 2013.

Her recent sailing is somewhat odd. She spent 7 days in Tuxpan Mexico, then took 16 days to sail to Savannah. She spent 2 days there before sailing for St John’s NFLD. She spent 13 hours there, then sailed for Halifax, Took Bunkers and sailed.

Update: I have been told (in a comment below) that she stopped in St. John’s, NL due to contaminated fuel.  Once she offloaded it and made repairs, the crew realized they did not have enough fuel to continue the trip.  They had to revert to Halifax to refuel before continuing trip across to Europe.

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