Monthly Archives: January 2011

Todays Activities

SCOTT TURECAMO WITH BARGE NEW HAMPSHIRE moved from Imperial Oil to the Anchorage, Presumably to wait out the weather.
Scott Turecamo is a semi regular visitor to Halifax, with various oil barges. Known as an ATB for Articulated tug and barge, the tug mates to the barge with a special pin so it is ridgidly connected. The advantage is that a tug and Tank barge requires fewer crew then a tanker, so ATB’s bend the rules and save their owners some crewing costs.

Georgia S sailed today with a load of Gypsum. The gypsum business is still struggling, with more layoffs announced today. Georgia S will likely be back to her anchorage in the Bedford Basin within the week. Atlantic Condor, Atlantic towing’s new supply ship also sailed early this morning, presumably for more trials.

Finally, HMCS St John sailed today, with HMCS Montreal Continuing Cyclone testing in the Harbour.

Get Out of my way!

The bulker Alice Oldendorf, Waits at anchorage 7 for the Outbound OOCL Hong Kong to clear the narrows. Large ships must take turns traversing the Narrows, to prevent collisions. Ships are required to contact Vessel traffic Services as they Cross the ferry track and Bedford Instute of Oceanography. VTS functions like air traffic control for ships in the harbour.

Dockwise Triumph And Rowan Gorilla III

Dockwise’s M/V Triumph arrived this past Wendsday evening and anchored mid harbour (Anchorage 6) as Chumel was still ocuppying Anchorage 1. Anchorage 1 is favorored for its large manuvering area, espically the area off Ives Knowl for its deep water, which ranges from 26m to 37m deep.

With Chumel sailing on Thursday, Triumph Moved to Anchorage 1 on Friday Morning, and Loaded the Rowan Gorilla III. (which had returned to Halifax after completing drilling for the Deep Panuke Project, and had been Tied up at Woodside) Saturday.