Macao Straight for Mefi

The Parade of new vessels for Melfi continues with a first call for Macao Straight. Built in 2008, she is part of the Rehder Reederei fleet, which seems to supply the majority of vessels used on Melfi’s route.

Macao Straight arrived yesterday afternoon and tied up at pier 41, using 2 tugs to turn due to the wind. She no departure listed as of yet.


BBC Kimberly for Fairview Cove

today brought a brief stop for BBC Kimberley to Fairview Cove. Not trading as one of the lines, she is there likely to load or unload a Project Cargo. She is arriving from Norfolk. And tied up around 1PM.

Built in 2009, her cranes are rated at 250ton each, and she is classed as a multipurpose heavylifter. She can carry 628teu.

Update: So short was the stop, that the tug never left her side, and she sailed for Durban at 2:30.


More Windmill Parts passing through

HR Maria loaded with what appear to be wind turbine tower segments. She anchored earlier, having arrived from Port Said. She is on her way to Muskegon in Lake Michigan.

Edit: For the Hanks Truck Forum visitors, Halifax is the closest Full service canadian port before heading inland to the lakes. Ships will stop here and take on Supplies.  Turbines have been both imported and Exported from Halifax – there is one wind project where the turbines were unloaded in sheet harbour, and another where the turbines came via railcar, were unloaded at the port, and trucked to the final destination.
See http://heavyequip.tumblr.com/post/94483435244/i-see-your-18wheeler-and-raise-you-a-26-wheeler


Lady Clarissa for Bunkers

Another One of the Ladys Stopped in for bunkers. These distinct ships with their unique crane are occasional stoppers in Halifax. Lady Christina and Lady Claudia have both stopped in Halifax in the past.

These vessels are part of the Wijnne Barends Logistics fleet. She was built in 1999, and has 2 holds, and is rated for bulk, breakbulk, and 280TEU. The crane can be used to handle containers.

EDIT 07/23: It was Lady Carissa who anchored yesterday, not Lady Claudia.


Windmill Parts for Sheet Harbour.

The HHL Tokyo arrived last night for bunkers, and will be proceeding to Sheet Harbour to unload wind turbine parts.

Designed for project cargo and heavy lift, HHL Tokyo was built as Beluga Procession, originally for upstart Beluga, who attempted to grow to fast and collapsed in 2011. (Beluga made a few trips to Halifax, including delivering new CGCS Lifeboats) She was Picked up by Hansa Heavy Lift of Germany as a brand new vessel, being on the blocks when Beluga Failed.


Beauforte with Rails

The general Cargo Ship Beauforte has been tied up at pier 27 for the past week. I believe she was here with a load of rails for CN. She sailed from Poland on the 14th of June. She is owned by Beau Shipping, and currently chartered to Onego.

Built to an off the shelf design, she is a Damen Combi Freighter 8200, and was built in 2011. As an off the shelf Design, any shipyard can be licensed to produce it. For example, The Canadian Coast Guards Hero Class are Damen Designs, and have been built for many countries, by different yards.


Hurricane Arthur Update

With the worst of the storm still due in Halifax, many arrivals have taken shelter.

(Above)Offshore supply Vessel Panuke Sea is riding out the storm in the basin. (Below) Zim Texas arived, and went right to anchor. Maersk Palermo also arrived this morning, but tied up at 42, which is one of the most exposed piers in the port.

(Below)Thorco Celebration arrived and also went to anchor. She is Pretty typical of the general cargo vessels we get in Halifax.

(Below) Irving Tanker Acadian, also at anchor. She recently arrived from St johns, and may have product for the irving facility here.

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