Category Archives: General Cargo

Ocean Force riding the hook.

Ocean Force has spent the past several days at anchor in the Basin. the ship first arrived in Halifax in August to fill in for the Nolhan Ava on the Saint Pierre run. With the return of the Nolhan Ava, the ship took to the basin after completing its last trip.

Nolhan Ava it now operating on a service between Halifax and Argentia, NL. its unclear what the change will mean for the Saint Pierre Service, As the ship is now operated by a Dartmouth based Subsidiary of the company that ran the Saint Pierre Service.

There was some thought that the Ocean Force would take over that route, though that is unclear at this point. Also muddying the waters is the fact that the Nolhan Ava was re-flagged to Canada in August 2018, and has been making regular calls in Argentia after stopping in Saint Pierre. It looks as though on this first run, the ship stopped at Saint Pierre after Argentia.

Acadia Desgagnes Sails

The Acadia Desgagnes spent time tied up at pier 25 to return to the Canadian Flag. The ship works in arctic during the summer season, and is chartered out internationally for the winter under the Barbados flag.

Built in China in 2013, the ship features 3 holds, 2x 40ton cranes, and can carry 164teu on Deck. The ship sailed yesterday evening for Pugwash to load salt.

BBC Kwiatkowski loads Cable Gear

After sitting at anchor in the outer anchorage for several days while 2 other BBC Shipping Vessels transferred cargo at Pier 9, BBC Kwiatkowski tied up on Saturday, and installed a cable handling gear. the ship will likely head to Baltimore to load cable.

the ship was built in 2008 as Eugeniusz Kwiatkowski and built in Gdansk Poland. the ship comes in at 6155 gt, and features two 120ton cranes.

Lomur – now out of work

The general cargo ship Lomur took to the basin yesterday. the ship was on charter to Eimskip, but has been replaced by the Pictor J. that ship should hit Halifax in May. Lomur is quite small,and suffered weather damage in recent winter storms, as well as heavy icing.

the Eimskip green line will continue to be served by EF Ava and Skogafoss, with a May 9th ETA for the Pictor J.


BBC Brazil riding the hook

the BBC Brazil arrived this morning and took to anchor in the basin. The ship is scheduled to move to pier 9 tomorrow afternoon.

the ship was built in 2011 to ice class A1,features two 80 ton cranes, and is designed for use on the great lakes. the stop at pier 9 may be for bunkers before heading inland.

Lots of Small Ships, and ice

(Above)Unistar arrived first Friday from Belledune NB, and tied up at Pier 9 to take on bunkers. she sailed overnight Saturday. (below) the Bandura arrived with Casks of Radioactive material on deck. the ship arrived Friday afternoon, and sailed before sunset.

(below)Lomur arrived at Halterm for Eimskip. Sailing on the Green Line, the ship arrived from Argentia NF. and took a fair amount of freezing spray. A small ship, she is rated for 505TEU, and sailed for Portland Maine.

The ice was knocked off with the spreader, before the containers could be removed. The Photo above and video below were contributed by a friend of the site.

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