Sunday, March 19, 2017

Activity from the Weekend

The weekend was pretty good for ship watching. After work on Friday I headed down to see the new Paul A. Sacuta. There as well was the Atlantic Raven, Atlantic Osprey, and I just missed the Atlantic Eagle departing.

Saturday, I was able to photograph the Oceanex Avalon arriving as well as the CCGS Earl Grey secured the coast guard base.

Sunday, I went down and watched and photograph the new Paul A. Sacuta departing for trials, but before that was the Oceanex Sanderling arriving, and I ended the weekend off out to see the Navion Hispania anchored in Conception Bay, she is one of the shuttle tankers owned by Teekay Shipping, transporting oil to Whiffen Head.
Atlantic Eagle

Atlantic Eagle 

Atlantic Osprey

Atlantic Raven 

Maersk Dispatcher 

Atlantic Heron and Paul A. Sacuta 

Wheelhouse profile 

Navion Hispania anchored in Conception Bay

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Back to work

Well its back to work for the supply vessels, the Atlantic Raven and Atlantic Kingfisher. The Raven left on March 10 after getting fuel and headed to Bull Arm and since returned, the Kingfisher headed to the Whiterose Field, both ships have been laid up a time, its nice to see them back to work.

Two supply vessels remain laid up in Marystown, the Maserk Clipper and Maersk Nexus

The Atlantic Raven getting fuel

The Atlantic Kingfisher a few days prior to her departure

Friday, March 10, 2017

The new Atlantic Griffon

The new Atlantic Griffon arrived in St. John's this pass week. She is sister ship to Atlantic Shrike, Atlantic Heron and Paul A.Sacuta. All these ship were built in Romania at Daman. They are spotting the closed in bow, which more and more new ships are going with. At first sight theses ship are ugly, but I like them

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Back to Fogo

After a few weeks in Lewisporte undergoing maintenance the Veteran departing Mar 8, 2017 and headed back to Fogo. The Legionnaire will now to Lewisporte and wait to take up the run at Bell Island, once the wharves are ready. The Veteran is 266 feet long, 56 feet wide, has a ice class of 1A Super and is 4300 horsepower

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Saturday at the Waterfront

Saturday Feb 25, 2017 saw the Atlantic Merlin, arrived early morning and departed early afternoon. The Maersk Cutter was also in arriving early morning, and departed in the afternoon. The Atlantic Heron, is in along with the Belle Carnell, the Carnell seems to be having work done at the lower harbour.
Belle Carnell

Maersk Cutter

Atlantic Merlin departing 

Atlantic Heron Bow View 

Atlantic Heron bow view 

Maersk Cutter offloading

Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Navy Pays a Visit

Arriving Saturday Feb 18, 2017 was the HMCS Montreal. The ship tied up first to get fuel and the moved across the harbour. Commissoned in 1994, and had a big refit completed in 2013 in Halifax. She is 440 feet and has a speed of 30 knots, powered by 2 gas turbines, and one pielstick diesel.