The Nova Dock was split into 2 over the weekend.
Another large container ship, the OOCL Southampton is due today. At 8063 TEU she is slightly smaller then Hapag-Llyods or CMA-CGM appearances of late, but is the largest OOCL vessel to call in Halifax to date.
She is currently inbound Photos to Follow.
The bulk carrier Hagen showed up at pier 9 on Friday. It’s possible she will be installing cable handling gear, as there appears to be equipment laid out on the pier.
Built in 1998 she arrived from Rotterdam.
She is registered in Antigua and Barbuda.
Edit: she is not the rumoured mckeil bulker, though was suggested as a possibility at one point.
The French Naval vessel Fulmar tied up at tall ships quay today. She is a converted fishing trawler, and patrols the french waters off St Pierre and Miquelon.
Due in port today is the Colombo Express. When Built in 2005, as the lead ship in the class, she was the largest container ship in the World at 8700 TEU. She was so impressive Revel released a 1/700 scale model of her at the time. (the model is 18″ long)
Shes met the inner harbour noonish, bound for Fairview Cove West.
Photos to Follow on arrival.
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Cable ship Responder briefly put in to pier 9, departing this morning for her home base in Baltimore. She appears to be returning form some North Atlantic work, and was last noted passing Newfoundland on the 29th.
CMA-CGM Bianca arrived today, and has to be the most loaded container vessel i can recall seeing in Halifax. It looks as though most of her 8500teu capacity is consumed.
The Saudi’s are here on the Monthly Stop. Mostly containers and RO-Ro cargo are loaded.
The Tanker Acadian at Imperial Oil. She is the second of 2 tankers resupplying Nova Scotia with fuel. Note the recently added scrubber added to the back of the Funnel.
The first tanker arrived Friday, and Sailed Sunday. Acadian Arrived on Saturday, and was still unloading today.
The tug Tim Mckeil spent the weekend with a barge at Fairview Cove. They appear to be handling spools of some sort, which have been at the west end of the dock for several days now. Both were gone by last night, presumably to clear space for todays arrivals of Yantain Express and Tokyo Express.