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.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Legionnaire to Replace the Veteran

The ferry Legionnaire departed St. John's at 1700hrs Feb 4, 2017 heading for Fogo. The Veteran is going to have 2 weeks of maintenance work completed and while she is out of service, the Legionnaire will fill in. The Veteran is having the work done in Lewisporte, and once the Veteran goes back into service, the Legionnaire will tie up in Lewisporte until she starts the Bell Island run.
The Veteran in Lewisporte (photo taken by my dad)

Another cold one at sea and on land

The Burin Sea arrived this morning at the fuel dock, she had a little bit of spray on her coming in from the Hibernia Platform, she shifted from the fuel dock to the base once fuelling was completed. The Avalon Sea was in, the Atlantic Kingfisher arrived iced up from a night at sea from the Searose FPSO.

                The old Sound of Islay shown on dock where it will undergo a 6 million refit.

The new Newfoundland Victor

Atlantic Kingfisher in the back covered with ice

Saturday's Comings and Goings

A cold Saturday saw the freighter Astron depart and head to Argentia. The Astron is owned by the Woodward Group, and during the summer brings freight from Lewisporte to northern Labrador. The Astron has been around a while, being built in 1971.

Arriving was the supply vessel Avalon Sea, built in 2016 and 87 meters long. She services the Hibernia field

Getting ready to take the pilot off 

Friday, February 3, 2017

The new Newfoundland Victor, the older Newfound Pioneer and supply vessels

Also arriving Feb 2, 2017 was the Newfound Pioneer, she measures 67 meters long, gross tonnage of 2294 and is owned by Newfound Resources.
Maersk Norseman 

The brand New Newfoundland Victor arrived Feb 2, 2017 from Norway. She is 72 meters long and a gross tonnage of 4,642, she was built in Norway and owned by Fame Fisheries Limited.
Forward view of Newfoundland Victor 

Aft view Newfoundland Victor 

Maersk Cutter back to work

Arriving also the week under tow, was the 49 year old Sound of Islay, she is to undergo a 6 million refit


Sunday, January 29, 2017

Saturday Action

Saturday saw the Oceanex Avalon depart, but before that happened, the ferry Beaumont Hamel arrived from Long Pond and went to the dry-dock. The Beaumont Hamel it seems has been having problems since returning to service before Christmas, after having major work done. Once the Beaumont Hamel got far enough the Oceanex Avalon departed in heavy flurries and headed to Montreal.

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