Get Out of my way!


The bulker Alice Oldendorf, Waits at anchorage 7 for the Outbound OOCL Hong Kong to clear the narrows. Large ships must take turns traversing the Narrows, to prevent collisions. Ships are required to contact Vessel traffic Services as they Cross the ferry track and Bedford Instute of Oceanography. VTS functions like air traffic control for ships in the harbour.

Dockwise Triumph And Rowan Gorilla III



Dockwise’s M/V Triumph arrived this past Wendsday evening and anchored mid harbour (Anchorage 6) as Chumel was still ocuppying Anchorage 1. Anchorage 1 is favorored for its large manuvering area, espically the area off Ives Knowl for its deep water, which ranges from 26m to 37m deep.

With Chumel sailing on Thursday, Triumph Moved to Anchorage 1 on Friday Morning, and Loaded the Rowan Gorilla III. (which had returned to Halifax after completing drilling for the Deep Panuke Project, and had been Tied up at Woodside) Saturday.

Conjestion

Todays arrivals and departures seemed to conflict, causing ships to spend some time in the inner harbour.

Marina Ace went West of Georges Island to allow Oberon to Clear AutoPort.
Zim Panama Went East of Georges to Allow Oceanex Sanderling to clear Pier 42, and allow Stutgart Express to pass West of Georges outbound.
And the Tugs Centaurs and Pegusus arrived in preparation to return PSS Chumel Back to the Gulf of Mexico. All this was complicated by Chumel Sitting at Anchorage 1 with Ryan Leat in attendance.

Earlier in the Day, the Barge Atlantic Sealion came out of the Nova Dock.

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