The CCGS Louis St. Laurent ,the Coast Guards second oldest ship, and one of 2 heavy icebreakers arrived in port Monday. On Arrival, she topped up the tanks at the Irving Oil Wharf. and then moved to the basin off BIO, before tieing up at Pier 9 Tuesday morning.
Formerly based in Halifax, the ship was moved to St. John’s Newfoundland. The ship is likely here for Supplies and crew change, but given the proximity to the end of the federal fiscal year, may be on some budget maximization exercise until April 1.
(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.
today brought two quick stops for break bulk Cargo. break bulk is the term for large cargos that need to be handled individually – Typically machinery or Assemblies. (Above) The CIL Pride tied up this morning at Fairview cove, for a cargo move of some sort. (Below) the DANZIGERGRACHT arrvied last night, and discharged 3 wind turbine blades at Pier 9 this morning. Both ships are scheduled to sail this afternoon
the Thorco Liva (Above) is back, having previously worked on a cable project. It may be here to discharge the cable tanks from her holds. Note the ship is now branded Thorco Projects, as opposed to Thorco Shipping.
Not pictured is the Onego Rio, which tied up yesterday at Pier 27 with a load of rail for CN.
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.
Thorco Logos appears to be handling a cable tank, though it was not clear if it was being loaded or unloaded. Thorco ships tend to load cable handling equipment here, then travel to the US to load the cable itself.
Offering a new view of Pier 9, a new walkway and boardwalk was installed by Canada Lands Co at Shannon Park. Recently opened, it offers fantastic views of the Narrows.
The General Cargo ship Thorco Liva tied up at pier 9 to load cable Tanks. the tanks are frameworks used to transport Subsea cables. The cable will Likely be picked up in the US. International Telecom is Headquartered at pier 9, and operates two cable layers registered in the Bahamas. they are likely the source of the cable tanks, and the end users of the cable.