Horizon star has been working with BP’s Drilling program off the coast of Nova Scotia.
The car carrier Toscana tied up at pier 9 over night. The lay down area is currently obstructed with drill pipe, and she is showing no departure time so she may be waiting for the area to clear.
Car carriers typically offload cars at autoport, and heavy equipment at the Ocean Terminals, though the odd stop at Fairview Cove is not unheard of.
In 2015 the Glovis Century offloaded a portion of her cargo so she could sail to Montreal to pick up some military equipment bound for Europe.
Thorco Logos appears to be handling a cable tank, though it was not clear if it was being loaded or unloaded. Thorco ships tend to load cable handling equipment here, then travel to the US to load the cable itself.
Offering a new view of Pier 9, a new walkway and boardwalk was installed by Canada Lands Co at Shannon Park. Recently opened, it offers fantastic views of the Narrows.
The General Cargo ship Thorco Liva tied up at pier 9 to load cable Tanks. the tanks are frameworks used to transport Subsea cables. The cable will Likely be picked up in the US. International Telecom is Headquartered at pier 9, and operates two cable layers registered in the Bahamas. they are likely the source of the cable tanks, and the end users of the cable.
Thorco Liva was built in Japan in 2012.
The general cargo ship Noranda Madeleine arrived at pier 9 from France yesterday afternoon with a new Drilling Riser. The Foam Buoyancy modules are already laid out on the pier, and as the riser pipe is unloaded it is assembled.
The Noranda Madeleine is due to sail tonight, and presumably at that time the riser will be loaded onto the platform supply vessels and transported to the Stenna Icemax.
If the Noranda Madeleine Looks Familiar, Its because she was a regular caller to Halifax as the Jan Van Gent for Nirint.
UPDATE: Besides adding a current Photo, She appears to be in the process of naming back to Jan Van Gent. Her stern is still painted Noranda Madeleine, but the Bow is in the process of reverting back to Jan Van Gent. See Shipfax Yesterday for a photo under the new (old?!)name.
Photos of todays operations at pier 9 will follow.
Combi-lifts ship Palmerton tied up at pier 9 Last Night. Part of Combi-Lift’s CL900 class each crane is rated to 450tons, or 900tons combined lifting power. She is also Ice Class E3. Built by the Kouan Shipyard in China she and her 6 classmates were built between 2009-2010 (She is First of Class)
No word on what she’s offloading, though its likely some sort of project cargo.