The Princess Danae arrived in port this morning, the First Cruise Ship of the season.
The only other visitor for the Month of April is Maasdam, who will appear almost weekly for the entire season, which peaks in september, and wraps up with Departure of Royal Caribian’s Jewel of the Seas on Oct 27th.
Yesterday, in the pouring rain.
Tied up In Better Weather the Next Day.
Heather Knudsen Moved from the Anchorage to Pier 24/25 (Fjord Eternity moved to pier 26 to make room)
FIDELIO slotting in at Pier 31. there was no obvious cargo, so it was likely for an offload.
Fairlane Loading locomotives at pier 27.
FJORD ETERNITE was unloaded around noon today, and was towed by Atlantic Fir to Pier 23.
Fairlane will join her at Halterm (Pier 27) later this afternoon to load locomotives.
Fairlane Getting ready to offload (Aprox 18:30)
22:30, cranes are rigged, and strapping is being removed. I noticed the flashes of a cutting torch.
BBC STEINHOEFT passed through the Outer Harbour Approaches bound for Baltimore this afternoon. She made news last week when she lost power and ran aground on the South Shore Canal banks in Montreal. She was freed by Tugs.
Photo from Canada.com
African Dhalia sailed at 1300 as scheduled, freeing up Pier 27 for Fairlane.. which she sailed past into the basin.
Jumbo Shipping Vessels are equipped with dynamic positioning, and built to perform sub-sea installations. In other words, they can lift and offload cargo in open water without being tied to a wharf.
Jumbo Shipping’s heavy lift Vessel Fairlane is due at Pier 30 Tomorrow Morning. Jumbo Shipping is a regular caller in Halifax (usually at Pier 9) to load Locomotives bound for Europe. The Differences between European and North American Railways couldn’t be more evident as the load was spotted on Pier 30 this morning. Besides the shape of the locomotives, the different couplers are in evidence, as special adapter cars are required to mate the load with Canadian Equipment. These cars also carry the lifting arms used to lift the cars into the ship.
When Fairlane arrives tomorrow, she will also be carrying Fjord Éternité, an East Isle built tug, bound for Rio Tinto Alcan’s Operations in La Baie. Here is a shot from MarineTraffic.com to whet your apatite.
Update Fairlane is now Due Today at 14:30 to pier 27
Atlantic RORO Lines vessel Atlantic Hope,
Patiently waiting for someone to clear her berth at Halterm
Nordbay moved to the Outer Anchorage this morning after offloading at Imperial Oil, joining Moscow University
Butterfly Moved From Anchor in the Basin to Imperial Oil Taking Nordbay’s Place.
Teesta Spirit Anchored mid-harbor for bunkers.
And Unique Sunshine Spent the morning in Achorage #1 before taking her spot at Imperial Oil.
It would seem that the same people who name Race Horses and Show Dogs also name Tankers.. Who Knew.