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Tug Genesis Victory and barge GW6506

Appearing to be loaded, and arriving from Texas, the Articulated Tug and barge Genesis Victory / GW6506 likely is waiting in the basin to offload at one of the terminals in Halifax. there are currently 6 Oil terminals in the Port. the First is the Tufts Cove Power plant, the Second is Wilson’s Fuel at Pier 9.

Irving has revamped their wharf at woodside, and is now accepting their own product. Imperial oil is still operating their terminal on the refinery site, McAsphalt industries operates a wharf in eastern passage to accept liquid asphalt products, and Valero has their wharf in Eastern Passage.

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Thorco Crown Safe in Sydney

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.

 

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SVITZER CAUCEDO to Ectug

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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.

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Svitzer Nerthus and Njal Return

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,

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Beverly M1 to ECTug wharf

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.