Sunday, January 15, 2017

On the Bell Island Run

A trip to Portugal Cove today to have a look at the Beaumont Hamel on the run and also have a look at the new wharf being built in Portugal Cove for the new ferry...the Legionnaire ..

The Beaumont Hamel was built in 1985, and is 53 meters long, she can carry 33 cars and 106 passengers.
Beaumont Hamel

Bow View 

Approaching the dock 

The new wharf next to the Beaumont Hamel 

Heading back across to Bell Island  

Heading back 

A cold Saturday

A very cold Saturday saw the Louis, Atlantic Kestrel, Maersk Detector, the new Legionnaire.
CCGS Louis S St Laurent waiting to go for refit in Quebec 

Atlantic Kestrel 

Maersk Detector getting fuel 

Toisa Proteus laid up

Legionnaire still waiting to start operations 

Atlantic Kestrel waiting 

Forward view

lifeboat on Legionnaire 

Monday, January 2, 2017

New Years Eve Arrival and other ships

Arriving New Years Eve was the Margaretha, built in 2002, 145 meters long, flying the Antigua flag. She arrived from Aberdeen.
Atlantic Hawk, New Years Eve with Christmas lights 

Margaretha Jan 1, 2017


Margaretha Jan 1, 2017


Margaretha Jan 1, 2017

CCGS Henry Larsen Jan 1, 2017

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Christmas Trip to Lewisporte

While in Lewisporte recently, the Coast Guard ship Sir Wilfred Grenfell was in until after Christmas and also in was the ferry Capt. Earl W. Windsor, this ship is laid up, missing was the Bond which is tied up in Clarenville.


Sunday, December 18, 2016

Sunday at the harbor

The harbour had a lot of ships in today, tanker, supply ships, ferries and tugs.
Atlantic Fir arrived from Bull Arm

CCGS Vladykov 

Lois m and Berverly M 1 arrived from Bull Arm, after moving topsides to the GBS 

Atlantic Osprey 

CCGS Teleost

Northern Ranger arrived last week for refit

East Coast arrived from Charlottetown, PEI

Cold night at seas, the Atlantic Eagle and Maersk Nascopie sporting freezing spray 



Atlantic Merlin just off the base

Monday, December 12, 2016

A Quiet Sunday

Sunday morning was fairly quite at the port with two arrivals, and one departure. The Burin Sea arrived along with the Oceanex Sanderling, the only departure was the Maersk Dispatcher.
Sanderling on her weekly visit 

The Louis is in 



The new Legionnaire 

Toisa Proteus 

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Bond is Gone to take up new role

The Sir Robert Bond departed Lewisporte Dec 1, 2016 at around 1900hrs heading to Clarenville and under command of Capt. Keith Stuckless, ready to take on her new role running to the United States from New Brunswick. It was fitting that my father who spent many years on her as chief engineer and my father in law as captain, took her for the last time out of Lewisporte

She is now in Clarenville tied up at Burrys Shipyard where she will undergo maintenance to get ready for her new life.