(Above) the Crude Carrier Helga Spirit took to Anchorage 1 for Bunkers. Empty, She arrived from Saint John NB. (Below) the Irving Oil Tanker Acadian, tied up at the Irving terminal.
The M/V Asterix, the navy leased replenishment ship spent the last two days at the Ammunition Depot in the Bedford Basin, and is scheduled to proceed to sea this Afternoon.
Asterix is scheduled to take part in the RimPac Exercises in the pacific which take place every 2 years in July, and is headed to the Pacific Ocean for the foreseeable future.
Asian Sun arrived yesterday for Tropical shipping, and discharged her containers at pier 41. She moved to Pier 9 today and seems to be handling supplies. She Appears on Tropical’s schedule later this month. She has no departure date published as of yet.
Thanks to Mac over at Shipfax, We now know that the Halifax Shipyard has chartered the BoaBarge 37 for a period of 4 years. the Barge will be used to launch the AOPS vessels currently under construction. The barge departed Rotterdam yesterday under tow of the Boa Bison, and is Due April 17.
Photos from Boa.
The drill rig West Aquarius is due to depart Bay Bulls Newfoundland for the Offshore of Nova Scotia to drill wells for BP. This is part of BP’s exploration program, and its possible the rig will be contracted for further wells once on site.
Word is that she will Depart tomorrow.
the rig will likely be towed to the site directly, and not stop in Halifax. Built in 2009, she is owned by Seadrill. Drill riser has been accumulating at Pier 9 lately, and BP has an application open to drill several exploration wells.
(Left) West Aquarius, SeaDrill photo