Monthly Archives: October 2013

Groupe Ocean Dredge Visits Halifax

The Group Ocean Dredge, Ocean Traverse Nord appeared at anchor last night, and moved to Pier 31 this Morning. Ocean Traverse Nord is Groupe Ocean’s new trailing suction hopper dredge which went into service last fall. It Can discharge via pipe, rainbowing or by splitting and dumping its hopper.

The Dredge was constructed at Oceans Own Shipyard in Quebec. Based in Quebec city, group Ocean primarily works in the St Lawrence river and Gulf of Saint Lawrence areas. groupe Ocean Had the Towing Contract for HMCS Athabaskan (Departure, Trouble Post ) and one of their tugs was built by Irving in PEI.

Photos to follow.

Svitzer Tugs back at ECTug

Svitzer tug Pointe aux Basques arrived in Halifax today. This was a bit of a surprise, as the port website was listing the arrival of fleet mate Pointe Sept Iles .

Mac at Tugfax reports these tugs will now be stationed in Halifax, since thier contract at Sept-Iles, QC with Iron Ore Company of Canada expired. The two Twins have been stationed in Sept-Ills  since they were built in 1972.

Halifax is an odd location, since Svitzer has a joint operation with Atlantic towing, With Svitzer handling tug duties in Port Hawksbery and  Atlantic towing in Halifax.

It will be good to see tugs at Ectug Again. here is a post from 2009 about Ectugs former residents

Stay tuned for More.

First Call for newbuild Oceanex Connaigra

the new build Oceanex Connaigra Arrived in Halifax on her maiden revenue voyage and tied up at Autoport. She Was recently delivered from the builders in Germany, and is filling in For Oceanex Sanderling who will be heading to the NovaDock on the 13th. After Sanderling’s work period, Oceanex Connaigra will work on the Montreal route with Oceanex Avalon and Cabot.

See Oceanex’s Fleet

Update, She Moved to Halterm Early this morning.

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