The Thorco Crown was successfully towed to Sydney by Svitzer Bedford, and tied up last night. The vessel was sailing of Newfoundland, when she suffered an Engine room Fire and lost power. Thorco Crown is 3 years old. Svitzer has 3 tugs based in the port Hawksbury area. After the Thorco Crown Lost power, the CCGS William Alexander was able to take her under tow.
The USCG Icebreaking tug Bristol Bay sailed for the great lakes today. these tugs seem to seasonally rotate between the Atlantic coast in summer, and the lakes in winter. Bristol Bay had been tied up at Tall Ships Quay, next to Nova Scotia Power.
The Tug Svitzer Caucedo showed up in Halifax today. If it looks familiar, it was built at the east isle shipyard in Georgetown PEI in 2003, and is of the same design as Atlantic Towings Halifax Tugs and Svitzers Nerthus and Njal, which are now working the port of Montreal. Its likely that this tug will be Canadianized here, and move on to Montreal.
Svitzer Caucedo currently is registered in the British Virgin Islands, and appers to have previously been operating as Caucedo in the Dominican Republic.
The Svitzer Tugs Nerthus and Njal Returned from Milne Inlet on Bafin Island. they arrived in Halifax in June, and Sailed to Baffin Island in July. They have now likely returned to wait out the winter before returning to work up north. (the mine works all year, but only ships product July to October)
See Previous Stories From June and July,
Mckiel’s Tug, Beverly M1 arrived today and tied up at ECTug on the Halifax waterfront. She left Quebec Nov 16, spent time in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, before arriving in Sydney NS. She departed Sydney yesterday and arrived in Halifax over the Noon Hour.
I missed the actual departure, but the Boa Odin Took her pilot (Above) and connected towing lines. (Below). She sailed for Tampa at 13:00
The BBC Maple Lea, Loads Cargo directly onto a barge. The barge NT1509 arrived in tow of Northern Transportation’s Tug Keewatin.
Note the BBC Maple Lea is also carrying a large deck load of Yachts near the Bow. She also earlier offloaded some fabrications onto trucks.
The Semi-Submersible Boa Barge 33 and Tug Boa Odin are currently Loading the first section of the Nova Dock off Dartmouth Cove for Delivery to Florida. Once the first section is delivered, they will presumably come back and Pick up the second.
The Harbour Entrance webcam offers a good view of the Show.
Tug and barge departed Fairview cove yesterday afternoon bound for Newfoundland with 4 more cable spools
The tug Tim Mckeil spent the weekend with a barge at Fairview Cove. They appear to be handling spools of some sort, which have been at the west end of the dock for several days now. Both were gone by last night, presumably to clear space for todays arrivals of Yantain Express and Tokyo Express.