Atlantic Sea passing under the Mackay Bridge this Past weekend.
(Above)Arcia arrived on the weekly Maersk Call. Unlike last week’s call, she didn’t seem to attract additional attention from the CBSA. CMA-CGM Pelleas also called at Pier 41, on her weekly call. (Below) Nirint shipings’ Asian Moon finished unloading mud at pier 31, and sailed. Numerous pleasure craft caused her to make liberal use of her horn on her way outbound.
Priority Tied up at Fairview Cove – Formerly the MOL Priority, her light blue hull was painted over. Built in 2002, shes sailing on the Alliance’s EC5 Service. She sailed for New York.
Maersk Palermo made the weekly Maersk call on Saturday. Given the Drugs found the previously on this route, Maersk Palermo was subject to inspection by the CBSA, and RCMP Dive Team. No word on if anything was found.
APL Vancouver also put in a first time call on CMA-CGM’s weekly service. Port Activities kept her well obstructed at pier 41.
The June 9/10 weekend brought an extended stop for the Container Ship Aracia on the Maersk/CMA-CGM service. Word is the ship was detained by Border Services. Earlier in the week unmarked divers were spotted in the water off Halterm, and on arrival, the Aracia was boarded and searched, including and underwater hull survey by dominion diving. It was also noted while this was going on the RCMP dive team was working in the Harbour. The speculation is that the ship was being used to smuggle drugs on the underside of the hull from Canada to Europe.
UPDATE: 3 Men from BC and Ontario were arrested with diving Gear in the case of the Arica. CBSA Reports that 150kg of cocaine were found in the ships sea chest. A sea chest is an indent in the hull where intakes for sea water are located.
Today brought 4 callers for Fairview Cove, though the last one will have to wait until morning. first to arrive was first time caller PAXI, who took the west end birth. an hour latter, Berlin Bridge arrived taking the east end of Fairview Cove.
Paxi is a first time caller to Halifax, and was built in 2014. she is scheduled to sail at 2230 tonight, in order to facilitate the arrival of Atlantic Sun in the West End Birth.
Atlantic Sun is scheduled to sail at 0430 tomorrow, making for a very quick stop.
Berlin bridge sailed in time for MOL Partners Arrival, though MOL Partners Size precludes calling at the east end birth. She took to Anchor, and will move to the west end birth at 6am after Atlantic Sun Sails.
MOL Paramount put in yesterday for her second stop, on the east bound leg of her trip. she was previously a regular caller on K-lines service to Halifax which ended in 2011 and then again on the G6 Alliances service in 2014.
Her return is due to the merger of K-line, NYK, and MOL’s container services earlier this year.