NordBay, Inbound with Tugs.
CLIPPER MERLIN tied up at Pier 24 this morning to Load Industrial Components Directly from RailCar.. At 100m in Length (650teu) she is a relatively small vessel, and an carry both Containers and Break Bulk loads in her hold.
More info at The Clipper Group.
Operations have begun, removing the tween decks
BBC Holland Tied up at the Cherubini Wharf, BBC Holland is likely loading large Steel bridge components (Based on what was in their yard a few weeks ago. Cherubini specializes in heavy and light structural steel, bridges, platework, pressure vessels, transmission towers and miscellaneous fabrications, and has a wharf off their facility in Eastern passage. (just past Imperial Oil)
Recently this is where the Fundy Tidal Turbine Departed (and Returned to)
Federal Pioneer making a short stop to bunker. She is Scheduled to sail at 1700.
Bunkering is the process of refueling a ship, whereby a taker (in Halifax, The Algoma Dartmouth) or a barge comes along side and transfers Fuel.
For more insight on the life of a bunkerer, read HAWSEPIPER: The Longest Climb written by Paul, who is a Mate on a Buker Barge.
The PCTC (Pure Car Truck Carrier) Osaka Car tied up at Fairview Cove this morning. Typically these vessels carry cars and trucks and tie up at Autoport in Eastern Passage. It is likely she is Delivering some sort of other large cargo, that is unsuitable for the facilities at Autoport. (Which is also occupied by Faust this morning)
ACL offers regular RORO (roll on roll off) service from Fairview cove. You can often see the Large cargoes sitting on the pier, and recently have included everything from industrial machinery to Helicopters.
UPDATE: She sailed just after Noon, As scheduled.
HMCS Charlottetown Arrived back in port just after 5pm..
Not sure why..
they are currently proceeding through the narrows to the basin.
The ship was sent to the Degausing Range to deal with a Magnetic field, which can cause problems with mines. As of 11pm, she had departed.