The Container Ship VIETNAM EXPRESS has been in Halifax since 0830 on September 8th. Given that container ships typically stop for a few Hours, there is some sort of issue going on.
Its possible/probable there is a mechanical issue, though it is also posible Vietnam Express has been detained due to Port State Control (Safety Issues) or a Stowaway Issue.
The AFL New England has been Sold, and Renamed and reflaged. She is now the WEC MAJORELLE Registered In Cyprus.
Conditions of sale were that she sail by the 15th, so expect a departure within the next week or so once the vessel is recrewed and re-supplied.
The SAUDI DIRIYAH arrived and Tied up at Pier 27 just after noon. She will sail late this afternoon. Vessels from the National Shipping line of Saudi Arabia make monthly (or as required) calls to Halifax. They simalar to ACL in they carry both Container and Ro-Ro Traffic
UPDATE: She Departed at 2200 for Port Said Egypt
The container ship Nils B has recently taken over the Halifax – St. Pierre run. Her small size is especially evident today as she tied up at pier 41, since her usual birth at pier 36 is occupied by Oceanx Sanderling, Which requires the RO-Ro Ramp.
The Marwan Sailes for Melfi Marine – one of the lines from Halifax that servers Havana Cuba. The route Originates in Italy, and Stops in Spain, before heading to Halifax, and then Havana.
Eimskip Contatiner vessel Reykjafoss arrived this morning for Pier 36. A regular caller, she serves iceland, and travels between North America (Norfolk, Boston, Halifax, Argentia), Reykjavik Iceland and Sortland Norway. All Eimskip Vessels are named after waterfalls in Iceland.
Her sister vessel Skogafoss was recently here for Maintinance at woodside.
Halterm saw two Maersk vessels today at pier 42 and Pier 36. Maersk Palermo (bellow) tied up at Pier 36, and Maersk Pembroke tied up at Pier 42. Maersk calls weekly in Halifax, usually on a Saturday, but it is rare to have 2 of the 4 vessels that regularly call in on the same day.
Both vessels sailed around 1700 today
The Eimskip Container ship Skogafoss at Woodside. She is still undergoing a 12 day Maintinance period, and arrived on May 31st, so her work period appears to be nearing Completion. She took bunkers from Algoma Dartmouth Yesterday.
UPDATE: she sailed for Argentia NF at 2100
The Container Ship Stuttgart Express has been tied up at fairview cove for the Past 50 Hours. I Have been informed by a reader that she has suffered from a Bunker leak inside her cargo hold. This would no doubt be a time consuming repair given the cleanup that is likely required.
OOCL Kuala Lumpur at Fairview Cove. She is another new caller this year. Hapag Lloyd has added numerous new vessels this year, making Fairview Cove more interesting so far this year.