Ex Marine Atlantic Ferries Joseph and Clara Smallwood and Caribou were both sold earlier this year and re-flagged in St. Kits Nevis. Both are due in to port today for bunkers, likely their last Canadian stops.
As part of their Conversion to a foreign flag, both vessels were renamed – Joseph and Clara Smallwood to simply Smallwood, and Caribou dropped the ‘U’ to become Caribo.
Caribo is due at 1900 tonight. Smallwood is currently bunkering, and expected to depart at 1600
UPDATE: Caribo Arrived at 1900, and both sailed separately overnight. Smallwood gave Port Said Egypt as the Destination, and Caribo Gibraltar.
Departed Imperial Oil for Anchor to take on Supplies. She will sail later today.
AFL New England Departed for Fairview Cove, for Pier 42. This is her first stop at Halterm, and shows growth in the service. You can see she has some containers from Fairview, so there is definitely traffic on the route.
The general cargo ship Levante made a brief appearance, likely to pick up Supplies.
Short stays at anchor are common for bunkers, but the Algoma Dartmouth didn’t tie up.
She arrived late morning, and departed just after 1400.
Jumbo Spirit is a g500 Class Heavy lift vessel. She features a 250t Crane (aft) and a 250t Derrick forward. The locomotive lift appears to be accomplished with only the crane.
She is Scheduled to sail at 1900 tonight.
Built in East Boothbay, Maine, 1921 Bowdoin was built for arctic service. She became the Official sailing vessel of Maine in 1986 and has crossed the Arctic Circle 27 times. She is now serves as the sail training vessel for the Maine Maritime Academy
More Here @ http://bowdoin.mma.edu/
The Self Unloading Bulker Baldock Arrived for Bunkers this morning. She sailed around noon.
Frisian Summer Loaded telephone poles and departed yesterday for Europe.
Finally the Tanker Pacific Innovator anchored, before taking her spot at Imperial Oil
The Japanease Navy Departed this morning,
After Leaving the Dockyard, They formed up in the Basin, with HMCS Ville De Quebec Taking the Lead.
JS Kashima Followed
Crews from all vessels were on Deck to wave. Ville de Quebec seemed to be hosting a family day.
JS Asagiri was next
JS Mineyuki Brought up the rear
The oldest Lighthouse in North America and the Caribbean, built in 1758 as a landfall lighthouse (meant to help mariners find land) She is visible for 24 Nautical miles (44km) You Cann See the light to the top left of the page in the background image. (which is a chart of Halifax by Captain Cook.
Every year, as part of Sambro Days, the NS Lighthouse Preservation Society runs 1 day tours of the island. A good view can be had from Sandy Cove.
The Island features a tight Harbour
The dock is a flatish rock with iron loops anchored to it for boats to tie up.
The Abandoned Keepers dwellings.
Saudi Diriyah Made a Quick Stopover. She was in port for only a couple of hours. Owned by the Saudi National Shipping Line, NSCSA Vessels will stop whenever there is cargo for them in halifax.