Oceanex Sanderling on European Vacation

I received an email tonight, from a new reader.. Amoung other things, she said “

I’ve passed the link on to my friend in Wallsend, UK, (on the River Tyne, home of shipbuilding) who lives a stone’s throw from what used to be the Swan Hunter Shipyards – now just acres and acres of rubble. He’s a shipspotter too and was surprised one day to see the Oceanex Sanderling on the Tyne. It then went to Europe and is still not back.

From Shipspotting.com I found out that She is at the A&P Yard at Hebburn for repair. I’m not sure what for though, Sanderling shows on the Oceanex Schedule for mid April, so I’d imagine She’ll be back soon..
Photo of the Sanderling, As Seen In St. John’s NF, Jan 2008

The Cabot Recently Under went a refit at Halifax Shipyards and appears to be covering Sanderlings route.

And for Good Measure, the 3rd Oceanex Ship, Oceanex Avalon, Seen Departing St. John’s NF, Jan 08


Dockwise’s M/V Tern off Chebucto Head

Heavy lift ship currently anchored off Chebucto Head..
to take HMCS Chicoutimi to Vancouver? To return Chumel to Mexico?

From Dockwise

News Release
Dockwise Secures USD 42 million in Near-term Contract Awards
Bermuda, January 29, 2009. Dockwise Ltd. announces eight near-term contracts awarded to its subsidiary,
Dockwise Shipping, for the transportation of jack- up drilling rigs, dredging equipment and various other
cargoes. Total revenues for the contracts are approx USD 42 million.

Dockwise Shipping, in company with industry partners, is to transport the drilling rigs Great Drill Chetna,
Seajacks Kraken, Ocean Quest, and Offshore Intrepid to their new assignments in India, Halifax, Brazil and
the Arabian Gulf respectively. On behalf of various other clients and turning to more varied cargo, Dockwise
Shipping has been contracted to transport a dredging cargo to Japan, accommodation jack-ups to
Rotterdam, Derrick and jack-up barges to Angola and Rotterdam as well as patrol boats to Italy. Almost all
projects are for execution in the first half of 2009.


Halifax Shipyard to build Deep Panuke Vessel

Encana has awarded the contract for the Deep Panuke project to Atlantic Towing, who will in turn have the Halifax Shipyard build a new Supply vessel. The vessel will be a Rolls-Royce 755 platform supply vessel, Similar to Atlantic Towing’s other Supply vessels.

From The Chronicle Herald
image by Dean Porter form shipspotting.com