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.
Jumbo Shipping’s heavy lift Vessel Fairlane is due at Pier 30 Tomorrow Morning. Jumbo Shipping is a regular caller in Halifax (usually at Pier 9) to load Locomotives bound for Europe. The Differences between European and North American Railways couldn’t be more evident as the load was spotted on Pier 30 this morning. Besides the shape of the locomotives, the different couplers are in evidence, as special adapter cars are required to mate the load with Canadian Equipment. These cars also carry the lifting arms used to lift the cars into the ship.
When Fairlane arrives tomorrow, she will also be carrying Fjord Éternité, an East Isle built tug, bound for Rio Tinto Alcan’s Operations in La Baie. Here is a shot from MarineTraffic.com to whet your apatite.
Update Fairlane is now Due Today at 14:30 to pier 27
The Beluga Favourisation Docked at BIO yesterday afternoon in the midst of the Snow storm, and unloaded its deck cargo of 45′ Motor Life Boats for the Coastguard.
She Departed late afternoon today bound for Baie Comeau
Here are the 3 new LifeBoats on the Dock.