The PCTC Don Pasquale tied up at pier 9 to deliver heavy equipment. the ship later moved to autoport.
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Fairwind Legion at Pier 9
Fairwind Legion was built in 2015 as Thorco Legion, and is currently managed by Franbo. The Thorco (and Franbo) vessels are frequent callers in Halifax to load cable tanks.
The ship sailed from Houston Feb 11, and arrived this morning.
Franbo Lohas at Pier 9
The General cargo ship Franbo Lohas took to the basin anchorage before moving to pier 9. the ship is likely loading cable tanks.
Built as Thorco Lohas in 2015, the ship took its current name in 2021. Franbo Shipping lines is based in Taiwan, and was founded in 1998.
Virginia Ann to pier 9
The Offshore vessel Virginia Ann made a brief stop in Halifax, on its way south from Newfoundland. The ship is outfitted for ROV operations.
it is scheduled to sail later today.
Another car carrier at pier 9. Oberon arrived last night, and is scheduled to move to auto port tomorrow at 7, before sailing in the late afternoon.
Oberon was built in 2008.
IT Infinity – New for IT Telecom
IT Telecom looks to have acquired another Offshore vessel for conversion to do cable work. The IT Infinity was previously Standard Princess, and worked out of Aberdeen Scotland. At the end of may, the ship sailed for Cape Canaveral in Florida, departing for Halifax on the 13th.
the ship was built by Vard in 2008. The large crane looks to be a recent addition, as pictures on MarineTraffic.com don’t show the crane while in Scotland.
PCTC Treasure at Pier 9
The car carrier treasure spent the day working cargo at pier 9 today. The ship arrived from Southampton UK. The ship is scheduled to move to autoport tomorrow at 11, and sail later in the evening.
Treasure was built in 1999, and is flagged in Liberia.
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..
Don Carlos at Pier 9
the PCTC Don Carlos moved to pier 9 this evening after spending the day at Autoport. Heavy Equipment will be unloaded, and the ship is due to sail in the early afternoon tomorrow.
The Concrete pipes sitting on the rail cars have an interesting story. These are tunnel segments, and will be used to tunnel the TransMountain Pipeline in the Jocko Lake area. Via a process known as Microtunneling, These segments are pushed through the ground hydraulically to create the tunnel. A boring machine gets pushed though the ground ahead of the tunnel segments.
The tunnel segments were manufactured in Germany. My understanding is the actual pipeline will be laid inside the tunnel.