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Horizon detained and deficient

horizon at pier 9

The bulk carrier Horizon spent the weekend tied up at pier 9, where she took on fuel from at least 5 tractor trailers. 

Horizon appeared to be  empty, and arrived from Port Alfred in Quebec, where she had failed a Port State Inspection, and had been detained for 5 days. She was released to sail for a US Gulf Shipyard for repairs, stopping in Halifax for Fuel.

At the time of inspection, 22 Deficiencies were noted, 9 of which were severe enough to detain the ship. Among the detainable deficiencies, there were issues with the lifeboats, improper visibility for the bridge, problems with water tight openings, the rudder angle indicator didn’t work, nor was the magnetic compass readable, and the general alarm was inadequate.

The other deficiencies included failure to comply with labor standards, an overheated cold storage,  issues with the galley, water supply, sickbay, and improper paperwork.


Baltic Leopard Slowly Loads.

The bulker Baltic Leopard used the dry calm last night to load product from the grain elevator. The Bulk commodity is likely moisture sensitive, so loading can only occur when there is no precipitation. – based on the available draft, there is alot of cargo remaining to load.

Baltic Leopard – Hold Cleaning and Load.

 

the Bulker Baltic Leopard arrived yesterday and took to the inner anchorage. the ship was seen with hatch covers open, suggesting the holds were being cleaned in preparation to load cargo

this morning the ship moved to Pier 27 to load product from the grain elevator.  Given the hold cleaning, its possible that product is actually grain.

Rt Hon Paul E. Martin for National Gypsum

a string of ships have been calling at Nation Gypsum to export the white mineral used in drywall. The latest is the CSL Trillum Class Self unloading Bulk Carrier Rt Hon Paul E. Martin.

Built in 2012, and registered in the Bahamas, she trades as part of the CSL Americas fleet, which is dedicated to international trade. The Cargo is likely bound for a Drywall plant in Baltimore.

Busy Day #3 – Three for fuel.

The bunkering tanker Algoma Dartmouth will be kept busy today with 3 vessels anchoring to top up their tanks.

First up is the Norwegian flagged, geared bulker, NordKap. She arrived from Brazil, and will likely sail for the St Lawrence, likely with a load of Bauxite for aluminum production. She is Due to Sail at 15:00. (She Sailed giving Port Alfred PQ as her destination – Home to Rio-Tinto Alcan)

Due at the Pilot station at 1500 is the Liberian flagged Crude oil tanker ALMI GALAXY, which arrived from Scapa Flow Scotland and spent the last couple of days at anchor in the approaches. Shes due to anchor at anchorage #1 (between Georges Is. and McNabs Is.) laden, she was required to enter port with  a tug escort, and will be bound for the refinery in Saint John NB. on departure. She sailed at 2245.

also due for fuel is the products tanker Navig8 Sirius. the marshal islands flagged ship is arriving at the pilot station at 1600 from Houston Texas, unladen with refined product. she is Due to sail at 0200

Ill try to update this post later tonight with photos of the tankers, when they arrive.

Interlink Levity at anchor

The Bulker Interlink Levity arrived yesterday and spent today at anchor for hull cleaning and Bunkers. she is scheduled to sail early afternoon tomorrow. She was built in 2014, and arrived loaded from Fairless Hills, a suburb of Philadephia, likely carrying coal into the lakes, for steel making.

RADCLIFFE R. LATIMER at Pier 25/26

The bulker RADCLIFFE R. LATIMER spent a few days tied up at Pier 25/26 before moving to National Gypsum Mid afternoon. built in 1978 as Algobay, she also was chartered to CSL from 94-97 as Atlantic Trader. She was rebuilt in China in 2008/09 and took her current name in 2012.



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