Zim Barcelona is currently anchored off pier42 mostly empty. Zim Rio Grande is currently in the outer anchorages. Zim Barcelona departed pier 41 earlier but was unable to sail due to high seas and wind shutting down pilotage operations. Zim rio grande is unable to enter for the same reason.
One vessel did enter port. The offshore tug Ryan Leat has a pilotage exemption
Atlantic Companion arrived yesterday, and apparently had an issue inbound. Tugs were dispatched and she anchored in Anchorage 1, before moving to Fairview Cove around 10pm. ACL Vessels are typically able to dock unassisted, unless there are high winds, or a mechanical deficiency.
I have recived word that today is the Last stop in Halifax for the Renate Schulte. She is still suffering from a broken bow thruster, and needs more repair work.
She is due to be replaced by the Micheal A. The Michael A is a unique ship, in that it is run my a german outfit called Sky Sails, who outfit their ships with giant kites, to use the wind to save fuel.
Fusion runs a regular service from Halifax to the French islands of St Peirre and Miquelon. She Previously traded on the route under the name Fort Ross, And was renamed when she was replaced by Dutch Runner, a nearly identical vessel with different owners when the contract changed hands. She returned to service when the contract came back. The Nills B also filled in when Fusion was undergoing maintinance.
The Vessel is Very flexable, Having holds,Cranes, Container Mounts, and a ramp allowing RORO cargos.
(Top) Canada Express (Middle) Heads outbound from Fairview Cove. San Francisco Express (Bottom) backs in after waitting at anchor in the basin. Both Ships were delayed over the weekend by weather. Maersk Patras Tied up at Pier 42 this morning. She normally calls on Saturdays.