The heavy lift ship Fairlayer made its first call in Halifax March 5 to 10, 2009 to load a consignment of twenty-two railway locomotives. Seven of the units are bound for Rotterdam and the remaining fifteen will go to Egypt.
The ship is fitted with a pair of 900 tonne capacity derricks which can be combined to lift 1800 tonnes. Her hull is specially adapted to carrry heavy and bulky objects. The ship’s owners, Jumbo Shipping, a Dutch company are specialists in heavy lifts and awkward loads that do not fit on conventional ships.
She is seen here leaving Halifax March 10 bound for Rotterdam. If you look carefully you can see a crew man in an orange suit at the top of the mast securing one of the derrick booms. These had to be lowered to clear the Angus L. Macdonald bridge.
Hebron Sea was not a Russian vessel before conversion – it was Dutch. She was stretched at Pictou, NS a good many years ago now. McDermott (Secunda) has three ex Russisnas in service – Panuke Sea (Neftegaz 14), Burin Sea (Neftegaz 1) and Trinity Sea (Neftegaz 2). The old hulk in Bedford Basin is named Intrepid Sea . She was built as Neftegaz 29.
There are 2 competing Bids to build the Supply vessel for the Deep Panuke Project – Secunda is planing on converting a Russian hull currently in the bedford basin (the have done this in the past) Halifax Shipyards is bidding to build new.
See this Article
Before – Neftegaz-29, Now known as Intrepid Sea (from Shipspotting.com)
Hebron Sea – A converted Russian Hull
Also related, Dominion Diving Feels shut out of offshore work. From the Chronicle Herald
As of Feb 13 2009 , HMCS Ville De Quebec has a new Commander
More Details Here
Today, Harbour Development Placed the Dredging Barge over Purdy’s Shoal to remove it. The shoal Became A hazard to shipping since the dockyard installed its force protection boom, moving the shipping lane east, and over the shoal.
Reports to VTS indicate the barge will be on station until march.
Currently Tied up at Pier 9, Brand Spanking new.
Here Seen Entering the Narrows.
From The Ship Watcher:
“HALIFAX, NS – Algoma Tankers newest fleet member arrived in North America early Monday after traveling from Turkey where it was recently completed.
“The vessel arrived at the Port of Halifax today after a fairly uneventful winter crossing,” said Catherine Calvert of Algoma Tankers via email today. “She of course experienced some heavy weather (throughout the trip).”
Algocanada is scheduled to come into service once some final items are attended to in Halifax. The vessel will then begin work in the Atlantic East Coast and Great Lakes regions.
No formal dedication ceremony is planned at this time.”
This morning Irving Shipbuilding Moved the Pearl Mist from the Scotia Dock to the Machine Shop Wharf
at Ives Knoll, Halifax Harbour – Nov 30/08
The US’s newest warship the USS Freedom is scheduled to make an appearance in Halifax Tomorow.
Stay tuned for photos.