December is always a busy month, and this past December lead to a lack of posting, though a number of notable things happened.
The bow section of the future HMCS Harry Dewolf was rolled out and attached, giving us the first view of what the completed ship will look like. The second vessel is also underway, and steel was cut for the third in Dartmouth.
In other New build navy news the NRU Asterisk arrived in Halifax and tied up at pier 20. I missed her arrival and the seaport was locked when I attempted to go get photos. The NRU prefix stands for Naval Replenishment Unit. She will operate with a civilian crew and military specialists, similar to the Royal Fleet Auxuilery (UK supply ships) or the American Military Sealift Command (USNS vessels)
PCTC Bess tied up at pier 27 to offload some heavy equipment. The general cargo vessel Floringracht offloaded some machinery, and then loaded what appeared to be rebar. with Container traffic up almost 20% over last year, which was also up significantly over the previous year, halterm is expanding its lay out area along marginal road, which will likely block photos like this in the future.
Selfoss put in 2 weeks ago fro Eimskip, and tied up at pier 42. This made for easy photography. On the 28th Aristomenis stopped at pier 42 for Happag Lloyd. The vessel was previously the Hanjin Netherlands, and was presumably sold or re-chartered after Hanjin’s bankruptcy. Hanjin logo is still visible on the funnel, under the Happag Lloyd orange paint, and her old name is still welded to the hull but painted over. The ship was built in 2011
Atlantic Power recently showed up on charter for Nirint, unloading Nickel concentrate “Mud” from Cuba at Pier 34. The ship Previously was known as Onego Power, Federal Power and Seaboard Power, and was built in 2000.
the general cargo ship Anet spent 36 hours at anchorage, taking bunkers, and working in her holds. She sailed Tuesday Afternoon for Sheet harbour, apparently empty.
Part of the Wagenborg fleet, She was built in 2010, and is ice class 1A
Thorco Logos appears to be handling a cable tank, though it was not clear if it was being loaded or unloaded. Thorco ships tend to load cable handling equipment here, then travel to the US to load the cable itself.
Offering a new view of Pier 9, a new walkway and boardwalk was installed by Canada Lands Co at Shannon Park. Recently opened, it offers fantastic views of the Narrows.
With the Arrival of the Largest Container ship todate, a tall ship at anchor, and A US Aircraft carrier all showing up in recent days, its easy to forget other actions still happen daily in the port.
(Above)YM Moderation Put in for the Alliance. The Car Carrier liberty tied up at autoport, and then Moved to Pier 31.
(Above) Acadian sits at anchor waiting to tie up at the Irving Oil wharf. (Below) Atlantic Pegasus departed imperial oil for Sea.
Golden Oak Fixed an issue at anchor, and then proceeded to Imperial Oil.
(Above) The herring Fleet is Still in town, with the morning Star Transiting. (below)The Vera D Arrived just ahead of the ZIM Antwerp, but got out of the way.
The Thorco Crown was successfully towed to Sydney by Svitzer Bedford, and tied up last night. The vessel was sailing of Newfoundland, when she suffered an Engine room Fire and lost power. Thorco Crown is 3 years old. Svitzer has 3 tugs based in the port Hawksbury area. After the Thorco Crown Lost power, the CCGS William Alexander was able to take her under tow.
Nolhanava departed for St Pierre on the weekly run. Of note, She offloaded a sailboat
The General Cargo ship Thorco Liva tied up at pier 9 to load cable Tanks. the tanks are frameworks used to transport Subsea cables. The cable will Likely be picked up in the US. International Telecom is Headquartered at pier 9, and operates two cable layers registered in the Bahamas. they are likely the source of the cable tanks, and the end users of the cable.
Thorco Liva was built in Japan in 2012.
The General cargoship Helga made a stop at pier 27 to unload Nickle Concentrate. Nirint Vessels normally stop at the next pier over, however that one is setup to recieve a cruise ship.