The bulker Baltic Leopard used the dry calm last night to load product from the grain elevator. The Bulk commodity is likely moisture sensitive, so loading can only occur when there is no precipitation. – based on the available draft, there is alot of cargo remaining to load.
the Bulker Baltic Leopard arrived yesterday and took to the inner anchorage. the ship was seen with hatch covers open, suggesting the holds were being cleaned in preparation to load cargo
this morning the ship moved to Pier 27 to load product from the grain elevator. Given the hold cleaning, its possible that product is actually grain.
Built in 2012, and registered in the Bahamas, she trades as part of the CSL Americas fleet, which is dedicated to international trade. The Cargo is likely bound for a Drywall plant in Baltimore.
The bunkering tanker Algoma Dartmouth will be kept busy today with 3 vessels anchoring to top up their tanks.
First up is the Norwegian flagged, geared bulker, NordKap. She arrived from Brazil, and will likely sail for the St Lawrence, likely with a load of Bauxite for aluminum production. She is Due to Sail at 15:00. (She Sailed giving Port Alfred PQ as her destination – Home to Rio-Tinto Alcan)
Due at the Pilot station at 1500 is the Liberian flagged Crude oil tanker ALMI GALAXY, which arrived from Scapa Flow Scotland and spent the last couple of days at anchor in the approaches. Shes due to anchor at anchorage #1 (between Georges Is. and McNabs Is.) laden, she was required to enter port with a tug escort, and will be bound for the refinery in Saint John NB. on departure. She sailed at 2245.
also due for fuel is the products tanker Navig8 Sirius. the marshal islands flagged ship is arriving at the pilot station at 1600 from Houston Texas, unladen with refined product. she is Due to sail at 0200
Ill try to update this post later tonight with photos of the tankers, when they arrive.
(Above) The Bulker Oborishte arrived from Montreal and will likely top up her holds with grain before departing.
(Below)The general Cargo ship Augusta Mars delivers a load of Nickle sulfide from Cuba. She previously called for Nirint Shipping as Atlantic Power in 2017, and was renamed earlier this year.
CSL Frontier is no stranger to Nova Scotia waters. She was built as the Gypsum Centennial, specifically to trade out of the gypsum dock at Hantsport on the bay of fundy. As a result, she is built to a shallower draft, and is wider then most bulk carriers of her size. Painted Black, and Flagged in Barbados, she trades for CSL’s international arm.
Todays voyage was bound for Georgia.