Morning Traffic: Reykjafoss

Eimskip Contatiner vessel Reykjafoss arrived this morning for Pier 36. A regular caller, she serves iceland, and travels between North America (Norfolk, Boston, Halifax, Argentia), Reykjavik Iceland and Sortland Norway. All Eimskip Vessels are named after waterfalls in Iceland.

Her sister vessel Skogafoss was recently here for Maintinance at woodside.

Multiple Woodward’s

Today seemed to be a day of Doubles, with Maersk having two vessels in, and the Woodward Group of Newfoundland having Two tankers in Port as well. The Tanker Alsterstern departed the Ultramar Dock in Eastern Passage with a load of Diesel fuel for Labrador, and the Tanker Tuvaq Arrive for Bunkers. Alsterstern departed at 1600, and Tuvaq picked up her pilot at 1700.

Woodward vessels are very common in St John’s Newfoundland, but rarely stop in Halifax.

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race departed Halifax after a few days of rest, bound for England. The Vessels arrived from New York earlier in the week. What Makes the Clipper event unique, is that with the exception of the skipper, the boats are crewed by novice offshore racers.

You can find out more (and sign up) at http://www.clipperroundtheworld.com/

HMCS Halifax Back To the Dockyard

HMCS Halifax Completed its work period at Halifax Shipyard, and was moved back to the dockyard.
There she will undergo Addtional testing, and refitting of weapon systems, prior to sea and Operational trials.

HMCS Fredricton, Currently in the graving dock will likely take Halifax’s place, Making room for HMCS Montreal.

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