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Algoma’s New Canadian – AlgoTerra

Algoma has acquired the product tanker Algoterra. The ship arrived at Pier 9 Sunday morning, and crews went right to work painting out her old name.

E K is all that remains of the ships former name(s)

Built in 2010 as the Louise Knutsen, the ship was renamed Louise K for the delivery trip. The ship also becomes the newest tanker in Algoma’s fleet which was built between1998-2008. Algoma took posession of the ship in Amsterdam on April 1. Algoma has been on a buying spree as of late, acquiring the product tanker AlgoNorth late last year.

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.

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.

CCGS Louis St. Laurent at Pier 9

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.

edit – yah i know, i had the other Saint John.

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.

Cinnamon at Pier 9

The Bulk Carrier Cinnamon tied up at pier 9 last night, forcing Thorco Liva to anchor in the basin. the ship arrived from Becancour Quebec, and will likely be taking on bunkers from trucks.

UPDATE: yep, the ship took bunkers from trucks, and is scheduled to sail the afternoon of the 10th.

A break bulk kind of day.

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.

Bulker Belnor at Pier 9

The bulker Belnor tied up at pier 9. Belnor was built in 2010 by DAYANG SHIPBUILDING in YANGZHOU, CHINA. Currently sailing under the flag of Singapore, and is operated by Belship management.

Likely bound for Quebec, she passed through the Panama Canal on the 3rd.

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.


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