Category Archives: General Cargo

Vortuta – we know where it is.

The Lithuanian registered general cargo ship Vortula anchored in the inner harbour. She was built in 1998 in Indonesia, and is Owned and Managed by Lithuanian Shipping. She was Previously known as Theodor Oldendorff until 2006.

Her last known location is Trois Rivers Quebec.

Regarding the name, Wikipedia tells us  “Voruta may have been the capital city of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Kingdom of Lithuania during the reign of king Mindaugas in the 13th century. Voruta is mentioned briefly only once in written sources and its exact location is unknown”

Atlantic Navigator – Quick stop at Fairview Cove

The Atlantic RO-RO lines vessel Atlantic Navigator made a brief stop this morning at the west pier of Fairview Cove. She tied up around 9am, arriving from Immington UK, and sailed at 11 for Baltimore.

She was built in Germany in 1992, and is owned by Baltic Mercur of Russia. She is currently runs between the Baltic and the North American east coasts. Outfited with Cranes, and a RO-RO Ramp, she is a versatile vessel.

Throco Svendborg basin break.

The general cargo vessel Throco Svendborg spent the weekend anchored in the basin, and sailed this morning. She arrived from Baie Comeau, but gave no destination when she sailed.

Built in 2008, by Honda Heavy Industries in Japan, she is registered in Hong Kong, and was one of the first newbuilds for the Thorco Fleet, and is named after the town where Thorco Shipping was founded in 2003.

Ocean Crescent

Another general cargo ship – Ocean Crescent has tied up at pier 9C. A great pier for visibility, you can see exactly whats going on – which in this case is not a lot.

US Flagged, and Homeported in New Orleans, She sailed from Houston, and may have additional KONE overhead cranes for the shipyard. Built in 2002, she features 2x 200ton Lattice boom cranes which give her a somewhat unique look.

She is owned by Intermarine, and managed by Crowley

Flinter Tide For Sheet Harbor, with Windmill parts

The General cargo ship Flinter Tide is currently at anchor in the Outer Anchorage, Bound for Sheet Harbour. She has been there for a few days, with a cargo of what appear to be turbine parts.

Built in 2012, she is 130m in Length, and features 2 80ton capacity cranes. The dutch firm Flinter operates numerous general cargo vessels, and are regular callers in Halifax.

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