The cable layer Isaac Newton has spent the winter in Halifax. She arrived in the fall after working on laying new power transmission cables to PEI. the Ice came before the work was complete and she sailed for Halifax, and spent the winter at Pier 9. Last week she sailed to Mahone Bay for trials, and spent some time in the basin doing ROV workups, before returning to pier 9.
She applied for a Casting trade license for the time period between March 15 to June 15, so she is likely waiting for the ice to clear.
Word is Iroquois will be towed to the scrapers this Thursday at 5pm. She will be towed to Liverpool NS and joins Protecteur and Algonquin already being scrapped there.
Easter Seals NS is a Non-profit Registered charity that provides services promoting mobility, inclusion, and independence for Nova Scotians with disabilities. These include employment programs, Summer Camps for Disabled Kids, Mobility Equipment assistance. They do good work.
Easter seals NS holds an annual Fundraising Event called the Drop Zone. In Exchange for raising Funds, Participants Repel down the side of the Third Tallest Building in Halifax. For the past 5 years, A co-worker of mine has been raising money for this Event. For the Past 2 years, We had an Office team, and I would Photograph them on the way down. (You can see last year’s photos Here https://www.flickr.com/photos/hfxshippingnews/albums/72157659020729886 )Easter seals has also used some of these photos on social media and in print to Promote the event. This year, the office team has retired, or been told that they can’t do it again by their wives. As a result, Ive been asked to join last minute.
Did I mention I don’t like Heights.
I’ve chosen to undertake a Small challenge in order to benefit those who face challenges every day of their lives. I’ve set a very modest fundraising goal of 250$. I would appreciate your support. You can donate at https://easterseals.akaraisin.com/Pledge/Participant/Home.aspx?seid=12291&mid=9&pid=2935142 A tax receipt will be issued for all donations of $15.00 or more.
CSCL Africa departed last night after the Veendam passed. She spent the day at pier 41.
CSCL Africa is rated at 8500 and was built in 2005. she is owned by Seaspan and is on a long term charter to CSCL since construction.
Former Halifax based tug point vim made a return appearance tucking in at Fairview cove. Formerly based at ectug, she was sold and now works out of Newfoundland, but retained her former name and colours.
She sailed at 3:30
Canadianization is well underway to the former Svitzer Caucedo, which took her new name late last week. Once work is complete, she will be stationed in Montreal.
The Nolhanava is back. She recently spent time in China having a new exhaust scrubber installed (note how large the funnel is now) Besides the Scrubber, the ship got the new Green and yellow paint job (which looks good, except for the bridge and the bright yellow striping which is just weird.
Nolhanava returned with a full load of container stacked on deck. They appear to share the logo that is on the funnel of the ship, so they may be attempting to move fright in their own boxes now.
Nolhanava is returning to the St Pierre run.
CUAUHTEMOC was spotted on AIS off liverpool NS making 4.5knots.
She is tentatively scheduled to pick up her pilot at 8am on the 12th, and will tie up at the south side of the Cable Wharf.
EDIT: WDC is quoting a 10am arrival at the Cable wharf.
Last night brought the arrival of another general cargo ship to pier 9. There appear to be cable handling gear on the pier which may be loaded aboard.
Spiekeroog was built in China in 2013. She carries 2 45 ton cranes.