Oceanex has recently been having a rough go of it in the ice. The other week, Oceanex Connaigra was sporting large dents in her bulbous bow after encountering ice. The same fate appears to have occurred to Oceanex Sanderling, who is currently tied up at pier 36, with new plating being installed on her bow.
given the limited extent of the damage, my guess is the ships struck Growlers, basically “small” chunks of ice floating floting south. While much smaller then a an Iceberg, they clearly can do alot of damage.
Oceanex Sanderling Makes the move to Autoport after unloading at Pier 41. After loading her cars, she will move back to 41 for Trailers and Containers.
Oceanex vessels will no longer be sailing to Corner Brook NF. Cargo will be delivered to St. John’s and shipped over land. The company sighted dropping traffic levels and subsidized competition from Marine Atlantic as the cause.
Oceanex Runs 3 vessels, Connraiga and Oceanex Avalon sailing from Montreal, and Oceanex Sanderling from Halifax.
(Above) Oceanex Avalon departing St John’s (file photo)
Rumor has it Cabot is bound for Turkish scrappers. The Oceanex Vessel was replaced by the new build Connraiga, and has been offered for sale. She is currently tied up at Pier 9. As of writing, she is still registered in Canada.
With Oceanex Connaigra back in service after some propeller work in Boston, Cabot can once again go into layup. Cabot normally operated the Montreal – St. Johns route, and is being replaced by the Connaigra. When displaced by Connaigra’s arrival, she laid up in Montreal. it appears she will now spend some time at Pier 9a in Halifax.
Oceanex Connaigra Arrived last night, Discharged her cargo, and Sailed for Montreal this morning.
Oceanex Sanderling is due to depart the Nova Dock tomorrow Morning.
Oceanex Cabot does not appear on the schedule after it completes its next voyage.
Oceanex Connaigra spent yesterday tied up at Pier 21. She Hosted media Tours in the morning, and a commissioning reception in the Evening. She moved to anchor at 9pm, and will returned to load at
Pier 36 when Fusion Autoport after the PCTC Aida Departed for pier 31 around 11am.
Today Brought the second trip of the Oceanex Connaigra. Arriving around noon, she backed into Pier 36. Below is a night shot while she was loading last week.
the new build Oceanex Connaigra Arrived in Halifax on her maiden revenue voyage and tied up at Autoport. She Was recently delivered from the builders in Germany, and is filling in For Oceanex Sanderling who will be heading to the NovaDock on the 13th. After Sanderling’s work period, Oceanex Connaigra will work on the Montreal route with Oceanex Avalon and Cabot.
See Oceanex’s Fleet
Update, She Moved to Halterm Early this morning.