The loaded bulker HANZE GOTEBORG arrived very early this morning. She sailed this afternoon around 2:30, giving no destination. Dutch registered, she was also built in the Netherlands in 2013. Her recent sailing is somewhat odd. She spent 7 days in Tuxpan Mexico, then took 16 days to sail to Savannah. She spent 2 days there before sailing for St John’s NFLD. She spent 13 hours there, then sailed for Halifax, Took Bunkers and sailed.
Update: I have been told (in a comment below) that she stopped in St. John’s, NL due to contaminated fuel. Once she offloaded it and made repairs, the crew realized they did not have enough fuel to continue the trip. They had to revert to Halifax to refuel before continuing trip across to Europe.
ZIM Virgina arrived over the Noon hour and backed into Pier 42. Sailing from Jamaica, she worked her way up the East Coast, and from Halifax, will go back to Jamaica, then take the Panama Canal for Russia.
As this is a westbound leg, She is very lightly loaded.
The Inspiration for the above photos comes from Nick Suydam by Center for Railroad Photography & Art Via Flickr: The BNSF yard in Galesburg, IL provides the scene for a departing train on a crisp winter night.
The Leeway Odyssey arrived this morning and tied up at the Museum Wharves. She is the reincarnation of the CCGS Louis M. Lauzier.
Leeway Odyssey was built in 1976 by Breton Industry Ltd.of Port Hawkesbury as Fisheries patrol vessel Cape Harrison. In 1983, she was converted to a survey vessel and renamed CCGS Louis M. Lauzier. She was finally laid up in 1995. In 1998 she was chartered to MUN, until 2005, when she was converted back to a Patrol Vessel in Burlington Ontario, to be crewed by the RCMP and CCGS. After the Conversion, she was assigned to the Quebec region. to patrol the St Lawrence. With the New Hero Class coming into service, she was declared surplus, and Renamed 2014-03.
(below) Hastily applied lettering of her new name, her former 2014-03 name can be seen through the red. (note the freshly painted out CG markings in the photo above)
She was Registered under her current name in Halifax as of Oct 30/2015 to LEEWAY YACHTS LTD.
(below) A stop in Halifax in 2011. Note the Stern Ramp for the RHIB.