The NSP Plant at Tuffs Cove took the Tanker Ice Point this morning, to top up the tanks with Bunker C. While the plant primarily runs on Natural Gas, it was originally constructed to burn oil, and a tanker seems to tie up every year or so to re-supply the plant.
Word is there a significant fuel spill of bunker C fuel at Tufts Cove. Sources indicate a pipe burst at the power plant leaking bunker C oil. The Coastguard has Halifax Inshore rescue on scene. As well Connors Diving was deploying oil boom. UPDATES Will Be Posted at https://blog.halifaxshippingnews.ca/2018/08/tuftsspill.html as they become available below UPDATE […]
Another vessel that sailed last night, Overseas Jademar spent 2 days offloading into Tufts cove tank.The Power Plant can burn both heavy oil and Natural Gas, and will see a tanker once a year or so. Built in 2002, Overseas Jademar is a Panamax tanker. Noteably she failed a port state control inspection in Washington […]
The Tanker Nounou spent the weekend tied up at Tufts Cove topping up the tanks at NSP’s Power plant. She moved to Anchor this morning for bunkers.
The tanker Serifos arrived from Wilmington this morning and tied up at The power plant at tufts cove. Though it burns Natural gas, It originally burned oil and still can. Typically a tanker tops up their oil tank once a year. Photos to follow. Sorry for the quality – shot into the sun.
The tanker Perseus N Departed the Basin this morning to tie up at Tuffts cove. She Spun around in the Narrows, and tied up bow facing north. The Power plant located there originally burned bunker oil, but was updated to burn natural gas. It retains the ability to burn oil, and tankers make occasional stops […]
The Tanker ASOPOS tied up at the Tufts Cove Generating Station
The Tanker ASOPOS will be ariving and tieing up at the Tufts Cove Generating Station around 0200 tomorow morning.. The plant was originally built as an oil fired plant, but more recently was converted to Natural Gas. It retained the ability to burn oil, and tankers occasionally still tie up there. There were 2 tankers […]
Nova Scotia Power Plant at Tufts Cove, Dartmouth, Sees the occasional tanker (2 this past winter)
2018 saw Halifaxshippingnews.ca turn 10 years old. I also began writing a weekly column in the Chronicle Herald in early September. Navy The navy’s interim supply vessel NRU Astrix arrived in Halifax for the first time, and after workups, sailed for the Pacific. HMCS Athabaskan was consigned to the scrapers in January, and was towed […]