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The tanker AlgoTitan arrived late this afternoon and tied up at berth 25. Algotitan arrived in Halifax in December as Chantaco, and joined the Canadian Flag in January 2023. Sice then the ship has plied the domestic refined products trade, sailing the Great lakes and making several stops in Halifax.

The stop at pier 25 is likely for maintenance or supplies.

Veteran fleet mate Algoscotia is tied up opposite on Pier A, at Berth 27. Horizon Arctic is at Pier 28, and ONE Eagle at Pier 41


Leo A MacArthur w/John J Carrick

The Articulated Tug/Barge combo Leo A MacArthur / John J Carrick arrived in Halifax last night for McAsphalt in Eastern Passage. Part of the miller group of companies, They operate a terminal for the handling of the liqued components for asphalt.

An Articulated tug an barge is two vessels designed to be more or less permanently connected and operate as one. The Barge connects to the tug via a notch, and the two vessels are held together by large Articulating pins. This setup is more common in the US, where a Tug w/tank barge requires a much smaller crew then a tug with a tank barge of the same size.

For an upclose look, the Captain at the time gave me a tour of the combination, the Tug then Operating under the name Victorious for the same owners.

Navig8 Success to anchor in the Basin

The Products tanker Navig8 Success arrived in Halifax Yesterday and tied up at imperial Oil. It was scheduled to move to anchor this evening, and took up a spot in the Basin. its likely the ship will move to the Irving Woodside facility in the coming Days.

Built in 2009, Navig8 Success is owned by Navig8, who besides owning 26 ships, manage dozens more, and operate one of the largest independent tanker pools.

Atlantic Larch escorted the tanker through the narrows, and returned to base just after the video (below) ends. you can see the Navig8 Success Slow, and and the tether being drawn in.

AlgoNova to Pier 9

Algonova tied up alongside pier 9. The presence of a red hazard flag suggests the vessel is laden, and the presence of a service truck suggests there is a mechanical issue that is being tended to.

Algonova is scheduled to sail overnight, so its likely a minor repair.

Sunday Happenings

(Above) the Tanker Acadian at Anchor in the Inner harbour. (below) MSC Shay in Anchorage 1 for Asian Gypsy Moth Inspection. the ship moved to pier 41 when MSC Japan Sailed.

While MSC Shay was at Anchor, the PCTC Bess departed from autoport (Above)Offering a nice size comparison of the two ships as they passed.(Below)

The Atlantic Elm was also tied up at COVE along side the Barge Atlantic Marlin

North Atlantic Kairos

The products tanker North Atlantic Kairos took to the anchorage on arrival from Come By Chance Newfoundland. North Atlantic operates as a distributor for Fuel Products. The ship is scheduled to spend Tuesday at IEL, which is currently occupied by the Offshore Construction Vessel Orion. It seems likely the tanker will be bunkering the Oriorn.

If the North Atlantic Kairos looks familiar, it is a twin of the Algoma Dartmouth, which served as a bunkering tanker in Halifax until November 2018, when it moved to Saint John on a Charter to Irving.

North Atlantic Refining, was the operator of the Come by Chance refinery. the company was sold, and the refinery was recently converted to produce biofuel diesel, and is Operated by Braya Renewable fuels

British Engineer for Irving Woodside.

The products tanker British Engineer brought a load of refined rpduct from amsterdam to Irvings Woodside facility. The ship arrived on the 17th, and took to anchor to await the berth.

British Engineer was built in 2017, and flies the UK Flag.

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