CBC Is reporting 2 containers were lost in the water at Halterm.
ZIM Vancouver and ZIM Haifa are both tied up at Pier 41/42. the most likely scenario is a container was swung by a crane into the stack aboard ship, knocking 2 into the water.
I’m told it happened Early into the Night Shift, and shipfax stated it was 2 20foot containers. these can be handled as a pair, so its possible the spreader on the crane failed.
The unladen tanker Zircon took to anchorage 1 for bunkers. She appears to have run product from New York to Montreal, and is now on an outbound trip for additional product. She is expected to sail later today.
The Second Half of the Nova Dock being loaded on Boa Barge 33 for delivery to Tampa.
the First half was moved in October
UPDATE: shes due to sail tomorrow. Work is underway from barges to secure her to the deck.
The past few days has been busy for tankers in the Narrows.
Skylark Tied up at Nova Scotia Power on Saturday, and sailed Sunday.
This morning, the Woodward Group tanker Nanny tied up at Pier 9. Wilson’s Fuels has a pout there to refill their tank farm, though here previous ports were Baker Lake and Come by Chance, so she may be here for supplies or repairs.
So after eating 32million dollars, the Nova Star is out, and Bay Ferries is now negotiating a contract to take over the Portland to Yarmouth ferry run.
This is Probably a good thing – Bay operates the Digby/Saint John run, as well as the Northumberland Ferries from Pictou to PEI. They also previously ran the CAT on this route, prior to its Cancellation.
They will need a Suitable boat, and one that is immediately available. The NovaStar will presumably be available, though if NovaStar Couldnt run it profitably, who knows if Bay Can. There is however a Ferry available Locally. The Princess of Acadia. Recently retired from the Digby/Saint John run, she is owned by the feds, but was previously operated by Bay. She is available, possibly for charter or Purchase, and a known commodity to Bay.
Nagoya Express made her first stop in halifax yesterday. on arrival she held up in the inner harbour while the northern delegation departed her berth at Fairview cove. once Northern Delegation was free of the berth, Nagoya express proceeded through the narrows and tied up. Northern Delegation then Left the Basin through the Narrows.
Also a first stop, Northern Delegation was here for ACL filling in prior to the service start of Atlantic Star.
Putting to Sea friday after noon.
Friday, United Carrier took bunkers at Anchorage 1
The USAC Zamzam Tied up at pier 41 on Saturday. Being 9036TEU, She is now the largest container ship to call on Halifax. Her arrival is part of CMA-CGM’s service, and operates under the Oceans 3 partnership, with CMA-CGM, UASC and China Shipping.
AidaDiva (Above) at Pier 20.Carribean Princess is Aft of her at pier 22.
Celebrity Summit and Brilliance of the Seas occupy Piers 30 and 31 respectively.
All told, there are 10,000 Passengers in town today.