The Irving tanker East Coast anchored over the noon hour. The former Nor’easter, she was required to be renamed when moved to the Canadian Registry Late last year. Prior to that she was a frequent applicant for Coasting trade licenses.
She arrived from Saint John, and appears loaded, so will likely off load to Irving’s tank farm via Imperial Oil Dock.
The product tanker Kourion took to anchor on arrival to await her birth at Imperial Oil. With the Departure of Seamuse, she took tugs and moved to Imperial oil
The Tanker Nounou spent the weekend tied up at Tufts Cove topping up the tanks at NSP’s Power plant. She moved to Anchor this morning for bunkers.
The Crude Oil tanker Acadia Arrived at Anchorage 1 for bunkers today. She sailed from PORT NECHES on the US Gulf coast, and appears to be unladen.
The unladen tanker Aias stopped for bunkers on her outbound trip form the Canaport facility in Saint John NB. Despite being home to Canada’s largest refinery, the Port of Saint John does not offer bunkering services.
After topping up her tanks, She sailed out around noon bound for Whiffen Head NF.
The tanker British Integrity arrived this morning from Portland Maine for Bunkers. she is due to sail tonight.
The Tanker Almi Navigator Dropped the hook in Anchorage 1 to take on bunkers. The Algoma Dartmouth is still secured at Pier 9, suggesting that winds may be too high for bunkering to take place.
Built in 2013 and Liberian Registered, she is larger then the Australian Spirit.
She last offloaded cargo in Point Tupper
Marshal Islands Flagged Tanker Cape Bacton at Imperial Oil. She Arrived from New York.
A Handy Size Product tanker, She was built in 2004 by Hyundai Mipo in South Korea, and is Owned and operated by United Product Tankers.
The Australian Spirit is now anchored in the Bedford Basin. there are conflicting reports that she either outright lost her rudder,or its hard to port. Given the work the stern tug did, and the vessels track, it would seem that the rudder is hard over, and not missing.
The tanker Americas spirit is due early afternoon today, and will anchor in the basin. She will then move alongside the Australian spirit, and transfer cargo so that repairs can be made. it is unclear if all the tanks need to be emptied, or if they will only empty the stern ones, leaving the bow down, and exposing more of the rudder.
UPDATE: Americas Spirit Arrived late on the 15th, and tied up alongside Australian Spirit on the 16th and began the transfer operation.
(Above) Emerging from the fog off Ives Knoll (Below) Approaching the Cable Wharf.
(Above) Lead tug Venture Sea from Scunda, (Below) Atlantic towing tugs Fir, Willow and Larch Steer.