The BBC Maple Lea, Loads Cargo directly onto a barge. The barge NT1509 arrived in tow of Northern Transportation’s Tug Keewatin.
Note the BBC Maple Lea is also carrying a large deck load of Yachts near the Bow. She also earlier offloaded some fabrications onto trucks.
General Cargo vessels can carry containers, Bulk Cargoes and Break Bulk Cargoes.
We have Looked at Containerized Cargo, and Bulk Cargo but havent yet touched on Breakbulk.
breakbulk is basically any cargo that is not in a container, and cant be poured. Heavy Equipment, telephone poles, Bags of Nickle Sulfate, locomotives are all examples of breakbulk cargo, and can be carried in general cargo ships.
Nirint makes a regular run to and from Cuba. the HC Melina is carrying containers, but also bags of Nickle Concentrate in bags in her hold. these bags get unloaded from the ship, then onto railcars for points west.
Holds typically do not have container guides. Also usually the full hold can be opened. These vessels may or may not have cranes, and are typically in the 100-150m in length range.
(Above) Capri ( and several other Vessels) frequently deliver rails for CN.
(Below) Frisian Spring Loading Poles for export. Note that Capri (above) Has Cranes, where as Frisan Spring requires shore based facilities.
(Above) SE Veridian Delivered Windmill Components.
(Below) Flintermar Loading Wood Pellets.
Originally supposed to tie up at pier 9, she took to anchor in the basin on arrival. She may be carrying more drill pipe.
UpDate: She tied up at pier 9 Monday Morning
The Noranda Sarah tied up behind BBC Moonstone at pier 9 this morning. She has one turbine blade on deck and possibly more in her hold.
Will update when we see what she leaves behind.
The BBC Moonstone tied up at pier 9 and has been unloading drill pipe. This is possibly for use with shells upcoming explorer you drilling program in the shelburne basin.
Qamutik Delivered what appears to be steel plate to Pier 9 over the weekend. She arrived Saturday evening, and sailed Sunday night. She sloted in between the disabled ships Vect Trader (Engine) and Harefield(rudder)
The general cargo ship finesse arrived this morning and anchored for cfia moth inspection. Once it passed, she tied up at pier 31.
Part of the weekly rotation for nirint, she will unload bagged nickel from Cuba.
EDIT: Added non phone image above.
From the Weekend, HC Melia delivering nickle concentrates from Cuba, for Nirint.
She was built in 2011 as FLINTERSCHELDE, and was renamed when she joined HC Shipping. She Has 2 holds, and two 80ton cranes.