The Disabled tanker Australian Spirit was moved with tugs from basin anchorage to the New Pier 9 Expansion. The Transfer operation with American Spirit completed this Afternoon, and She saild for New York around 1600.
Tugs Atlantic Larch, Willow and Fir were in attendance, as was the Naval Tug Glenevis, marking the first time i can remember that a Naval Tug was involved in a commercial Operation.
Danny MacDonald Timelapsed the docking operation:
Of note, In the Chart Above, Everything (Except the Larch) is to Scale. The new Digby Ferry Canada2014 is about the same size as the Imo, the larger of the 2 vessels involved in the Halifax Explosion.
The general cargo vessel Onego St. Petersburg arrived tonight from Houston, at the new pier 9c. She is the first vessel to do so and temporary fencing was erected around the pier, as the permanent fence has not yet been installed.
She is delivering Kone 100t overhead cranes for the shipyard
The US Flagged heavy lift ship Ocean Charger arrived and tied up this morning to load project cargo.
This is the the first stop for a vessel of the sort at pier 9 in a while, though with recent upgrades, we should se more of this type of activity.
Ocean Charger is Owned and operated by Pacific Gulf Marine, and is unique with her 2 120ton Lattice boom cranes. Shipfax reports she will be fitted with cable tanks, and loaded with submarine cable.
From Library and Archives Canada
CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS. HALIFAX OCEAN TERMINALS. PLAN OF WHARVES AND WATER LOTS TRANSFERRED.
Today brought the arrival of Harbour Fashion, A Products tanker to Pier 9.
Wilsons Fuels has a facility there to top up their Barrington street tank farm, and sees a couple of vessels per year.
She Sailed from Trois Rivers Quebec, on the 5th. I see no active coasting trade license, so is suspect she is importing oil, ad making 2 deliveries.
Photo to Follow.
(Left and Below) the Newly Launched CCGS Corporal Mclaren MMV and (Right and Bottom) CCGS G. Peddle undergoing finishing touches at Pier 9
The New Pier 7 is being installed. McNally Construction is using the same method as the expanded pier 9; Concrete Caissons are poured, floated into Position, and then filled with rock. The area behind will then be back filled. As of yesterday, the first two have been installed.
(Above) Sable Sea being cold moved to pier 9. She was moved to Halterm last week, presumbaly to free up pier space for the cable ships.
(Below) Pilot boat APA No.1 tied up perpendicular to the dock. they appered to be working on her exhaust.
After a break, it looks like work is continuing at pier 9 with the placement of large boulders at the end of the pier. These boulders were reclaimed from the old gravel pier 9, andstockpiled untill now at the edge of the site.
Work at Pier 9 is progressing, with the Concrete Caissons now filled with gravel, and backfilling underway.