Category Archives: General Cargo

Acadia Desgagnes at Pier 9

The Acadia Desgagnes arrived at Pier 9 this afternoon from Belfast. Its possible the ship is carrying airplane components for Bombardier. Those components usually ship via ACL, but freight costs may have made charting a chip a better option.

Desgagnes is based in Quebec, and operates a fleet of Tankers and General cargo vessels trading domestically, into the north, and internationally. Acadia Desgagnes is still flying the Barbados flag, it will likely return to the Canadian flag for the Northern Sailing Season this summer..

Cable activity at Pier 9

The general cargo vessel Franbo Lohas tied up at pier 9 to install cable tanks. the ship will then likely sail to Newington, NH to load cable at the manufacturer.

the ship was built in 2016 as Thorco Lohas. Thorco vessels have been common visitors at pier 9 to load cable handling equipment over the years. Thorco sold the ship to Franbo last year.

IT Integrity also arrived back at pier 9. the ship is a converted 755-L platform supply vessel that was converted for cable work.

BBC Europe

The General Cargo Vessel BBC Europe took to the anchorage yesterday on Arrival. the ship features 2 250 ton cranes, with a combined lifting capacity of 500 tons.

The ship has some unidentified cargo on its deck. It sailed from South Korea in September, and made stops in Florida Georgia and North Carolina, after passing through the Panama Canal.

Acadia Desgagnes comes back to Canada

The Acadia Desgagnes returned to Halifax for reflagging to Canada. Over the summer, the ship works out of Quebec to resupply arctic communities. it then finds work on the international market in winter and is reflagged in Barbados with an international Crew.

She stopped in Halifax for the same reason since she was acquired in 2017. I missed her last year, but caught her in 2019 and 2018

Ships Laid up with issues

Imedghassen has been laid up for several weeks at pier 36. The ship arrived in Halifax January 9th, on its maiden call for Melfi lines, and was reporting a deficiency, which i am told is engine troubles.

Its unclear why the ship is still here, however there have been reports of engine damaged caused by new low sulpher heavy fuel oils which seem to have quality issues.

The bulk carrier Giulia 1 remains tied up at Pier 9 after an encounter with a large wave that resulted in injuries too 2 crew members, and the death of a third. it put into Halifax afterwards. The ITF were working to repatriate the crew, and get replacements in place to take over the ship.

Singelgracht Towed in.

Singelgracht was towed into port this Evening by Siem Commander, and tied up at Pier 9. Siem Commander sailed early this morning to rendezvous with the ship which was sailing from Zeebruges, Belgium for Philadelphia. It looks to have gotten into trouble off the Nova Scotia Coast.

Siem Commander had be laid up at COVE. You can see the tow line tailing behind in the photo Below.

UPDATE: Singelgracht at Pier 9 earlier today (jan 24th). There was no activity noted around the ship.

Boreas Sails for Cuba

the general cargo ship Boreas sailed for Havana Cuba today after loading a cargo at the grain elevator at Pier 28.

the ship was built in 2008, and is a petite 116m in length. and has been in the Cuba trade as of late making trips to the Island from Dakar, Spain, Las Palmas, and Jamaica.

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