The Normally quiet Pier 9 has a Busy day today with 2 arrivals.
Jumbo Shipping’s Heavy Lift Ship Daniella is due to load Steam Turbine Components. Both ISI’s Components, and Jumbo Shipping are regular callers in Halifax – Though lately heavy lift operations Have been occurring At Halterm – Including the Locomotive shipments, which occurred at Pier 9 in Previous years.
The Chemical Products Tanker Sakarya is also Due at Pier 9 this afternoon. Wilson’s Fuels has a Spout there to offload to their tank farm on Barrington Street.
Jumbo Spirit is a g500 Class Heavy lift vessel. She features a 250t Crane (aft) and a 250t Derrick forward. The locomotive lift appears to be accomplished with only the crane.
She is Scheduled to sail at 1900 tonight.
Weather has kept Spotting to a minimum.
Salvanguard arrived with Boa Barge 36. They are now tied up at pier 25/26.They Were installing the Production Platform for Deep Panuke.
The Tanker Acadian Anchored, then moved to IOL. She departed On Thursday.
The AFL New England Arrived on Wed, and tied up at Fairview Cove, Offloading containers. She loaded today, and is scheduled to sail Today at 15:30
Locomotives arrived at Halterm, So expect a visit from Jumbo Shipping. This load is equipped with “normal” couplers, so I suspect they are for a North American Client. If anyone Trainspotters know what they are, please Comment.
UPDATE: From CP9524 on RailFanHaven.com
“These units are GT38ACe, build at EMD London for PTKA Sumatra in Indonesia. Six units have been ordered and from what I gather all are finished and in-transit.
These are the first units of this model to be built. They feature an eight cylinder 710 and narrow gauge trucks (hence the need to be transported on flat cars). ”
African Fern Tied up at the Grain Elevator. Her Sister African Dahlia was in port a few months ago.
of course, the Usual suspects have all been in Attendance.
Zim Virginia and Maersk Patras at Pier 41 and 42 respectively.
Talisman rotated 180 degrees to faclitate removing deck mountings from the other side of the vessel.
Updated: The Fog Cleared.
The Dockwise vessel TALISMAN arrived this morning and tied up at Pier 30/31.
She had Cargo On deck, but it was not clear through the fog what it was. She appers to have rigging to load cargo, however is otherwise empty. AIS Data lists her final destination as MULGRAVE (Located in the Straight of Canso, Across from Port Hawksbury) on the 25th.
UPDATE (06/30): The Deep Panuke Project Floating Production Platform was built offshore and delivered this week. Talisman is likely here to remove deck lashings and get ready for her next job.
Jumbo Shipping’s DANIELLA Loading Electrical Components (the crates are labeled Ontario Power Generation) at Pier 30
Just after noon, she was prepared to sail, and departed for Albany @ 1300
Heather Knudsen Moved from the Anchorage to Pier 24/25 (Fjord Eternity moved to pier 26 to make room)
FIDELIO slotting in at Pier 31. there was no obvious cargo, so it was likely for an offload.
Fairlane Loading locomotives at pier 27.
FJORD ETERNITE was unloaded around noon today, and was towed by Atlantic Fir to Pier 23.
Fairlane will join her at Halterm (Pier 27) later this afternoon to load locomotives.
Fairlane Getting ready to offload (Aprox 18:30)
22:30, cranes are rigged, and strapping is being removed. I noticed the flashes of a cutting torch.
African Dhalia sailed at 1300 as scheduled, freeing up Pier 27 for Fairlane.. which she sailed past into the basin.
Jumbo Shipping Vessels are equipped with dynamic positioning, and built to perform sub-sea installations. In other words, they can lift and offload cargo in open water without being tied to a wharf.