Sunday, August 21, 2016

Flintstone and other ships

Today, the pipelaying vessel Flintstone arrived and went to take fuel. The ship was built in 2011 in Singapore, and measures 156 meters.

And in port for a while now is the Coriolis II, a former coast guard ship, now a research vessel. She was built in 1990, she is 50 meters long and is 4800 horsepower, and her gross tons measures 836.

Also the yacht Arete was in, an absolute beautiful ship, she 144 feet long and was built in 2014, check the following link for photos,

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Greenpeace, Wheels II, supply ships, Tugs and research vessel

Today was busy with the IT Intrepid arriving and her chase boats, the Lois M and Beverly M1. The Ramform Sterling and her chase boats the Strait Signet and Strait Explorer came in earlier. The Arctic Sunrise a Greenpeace vessel arrived. The 17 foot Wheels II departed for a cruise, that is the small tender with the yacht Wheels. The supply base had 6 ships tied up there, including the Atlantic Raven, Atantic Eagle side by side.

Wheels II

Ernest Shackleton arrived at 0600hrs today

Lois M and Beverly M1

Expensive Yacht Wheels

Last weekend I was able to photograph a beautiful boat apparently owned by the Rick Hendrick the owner of Nascar according to VOCM
The vessel is valued at 32 million, it is 164 feet long. It has 6 staterooms, 3 sun decks and 3 wet bars, she was built in 2009 by Trinity Yachts, max speed of 19 knots, she is twin screw and is 4500 horse power

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Skandi Achiever and other activity

The diving support vessel Skandi Achiever arrived in port last Saturday evening, quite a ship at 107 meters.

The Inquisitor (ex CCGS Shamook), the training vessel for the Marine Institute 

CCGS Samuel Risley undegring going a $3.6 million  refit, where they will do a bow thruster upgrade, a crane overhaul, and a new galley

sand blasting on going 

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Next cruise ship ....ROTTERDAM

Todays big arrival was the Rotterdam, which is owned by Holland America arrived in St. John's around 1100hrs and will depart again at 2000hrs for Halifax.

The Rotterdam, was built in 1997, she is 780 feet long has a passenger capacity of 1,404 and 600 crew.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Warships visit, and other happenings

The weekend saw the Canadian warships HMCS Fredericton and HMCS St. John's, pay a visit. The Fredericton is returning from deployment and the St. John's is visiting the coincides with some of her crew running the rock raising money for the children's
IT Intrepid back in port

Fredericton and St. John's 

North Atlantic Petrel, based at Come by Chance undergoing refit 

CCGS Samuel Risley on dry-dock for refit, this ship is based in Parry Sound 
wish foundation.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Trip to Long Pond

This past Saturday June 25, 2016 at Long Pond saw the Evans Spirit owned by Mckiel Marine offloading cement, also still there in lay-up was the Maersk Cutter, a sad sight a brand new ship not being used, due to the downturn in the oil industry
Evans Spirit 

Maersk Cutter

Evans Spirit