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.
With the Return of Nolhanava to Halifax, Dinkeldiep’s time on the St Pierre Run is over. After offloading on Friday, She moved to the basin to anchor, and Sailed for St John’s on Sunday.
Nolhanava Loaded on Saturday, and sailed for St Pierre.
BBC Paula tied up at pier 30 on the 13th, and sailed the next day on the 14th. She likely worked some piece of break bulk cargo, but Im not sure what.
BBC Paula previously called in Halifax ad the Geja- C
The General Cargo ship Sara arrived yesterday form Poland with a load of rails for CN at pier 27.
Built in 2003, In the Netherlands, she flies the Dutch flag.
The BBC Mont Blanc arrived today with a deck load of parts of something – likely more of the Cement Plant Being Constructed in Quebec. She tied up at pier 30 just before 1800, forward of the Asian Moon.
Mont Blanc is of course a problematic name for a vessel in Halifax. Recall it was the Mont Blanc colliding with the Imo in the narrows that caused the Halifax explosion. The BBC Mont Blanc is 125m in length vs the SS Mont Blanc 98m length.
Asian Moon made her second stop in Halifax last night, with a load of Nickle Sulfide from Mariel Cuba. The Asian Moon was built at Jiandong Shipyard Wuhu, China in 2006. at 148m in length, she is typical of the general cargo Vessels that frequent Halifax.
In front, framing the ship are A Tenberg Ships Tractor used for unloading trailers from RO-RO vessels, and an Ottawa Yard tractor used for pulling Container Chasis. Both are owned by Logistec.
The general cargo ship Noranda Madeleine arrived at pier 9 from France yesterday afternoon with a new Drilling Riser. The Foam Buoyancy modules are already laid out on the pier, and as the riser pipe is unloaded it is assembled.
The Noranda Madeleine is due to sail tonight, and presumably at that time the riser will be loaded onto the platform supply vessels and transported to the Stenna Icemax.
If the Noranda Madeleine Looks Familiar, Its because she was a regular caller to Halifax as the Jan Van Gent for Nirint.
UPDATE: Besides adding a current Photo, She appears to be in the process of naming back to Jan Van Gent. Her stern is still painted Noranda Madeleine, but the Bow is in the process of reverting back to Jan Van Gent. See Shipfax Yesterday for a photo under the new (old?!)name.
Photos of todays operations at pier 9 will follow.