Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, AND WISHING YOU ALL THE BEST IN THE NEW YEAR.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Seven Eagle for fuel

The construction / flexlay diving vessel Seven Eagle shown departing the fuel dock in St. John's Dec 14, 2012.. The ship built in 1997, 138 meter's long, 9,556 GT, and is flying the flag of Liberia. The ship has been working on the oil fields off Newfoundland and comes to St. John's for fuel and supplies.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

In for a big tow


The American tug Charlene Hunt arrived St. John's Dec 9, 2012 to tow the cruise ship Lyubov Orlova out of St. John's and to the Dominican Republic where she will be scrapped according to CBC News reports. The tug built in 1962, and the Orlova which has been in St. John's since 2010 will leave the week of Dec 17, 2012 and according to the Captain of the tug will take 23 days to reach the Dominican Republic.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Aldona on dry-dock

The freighter Aldona shown in the photo on dry-dock in St. John's Nov 4, 2012 undergoing refit. The ship built in 1988, is 60 meter's long, is 497 GT


CCGS Alfred Needler

The Coast Guard Research Vessel Alfred Needler shown in this photo secured in St. John's Nov 25, 2012. The ship according to shipfax is going for a refit in Shelbourne, Nova Scotia.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Nanny dry-docked



Woodward Group tanker the Nanny shown in the photos on dry-dock in St. John's undergoing repairs on Nov 24, 2012.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Maersk Beater


Maersk Beater.....New Arrival

A new supply vessel visits St. John's, the Maersk Beater arrived last week and will begin operating off Nwfoundland soon, photo taken Nov 25, 2012

The ship is classed a Multi purpose offshore supply vessel, built in 1997, is 85 meters long, has a gross tonage of 4,363, she was reflagged from the United Kindom to Canada Oct 17, 2012 and is registered in St. John's. The ship is powerfull, 20,000 HP, and has a bollard pull of 220-240 tons

Saturday, November 24, 2012

CCGS Terry Fox and CCGS Henry Larsen

The icebreakers Terry Fox and Henry Larsen shown secured at the Canadian Coast Guard Base in St. John's Nov 24, 2012.

Both ships returned to St. John's in October after completing trips to the Arctic, where they conducted icebreaking operations, resupply missions and seismic work.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

CCGS Cygnus

The Canadian Coast Guard Fisheries patrol vessel Cygnus showned in this photo secured in St. John's Nov 4, 2012.
The Cygnus was built in 1982 in Marystown, Newfoundland and is used mainly for Fisheries patrol on the Grand Banks off the coast of Newfoundland, the ship is also used for search and rescue, she carries alot of search and rescue equipment, oil spill equipment, she has a sick bay to handle any emergency that may arise, a very capable ship.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Marine Coaster III arrives

The litte ferry Marine Coaster III has arrived in St. John's, is now oned by Puddister Shipping. The ship is the former Lady white Head, it operated in the Bay of Fundy. The ship was built in 1976, can carry 45 passengers and 8 cars

CCGS Vladykov


The new Canadian Coast Guard Fisheries Research vessel Vladykov shown in St. John's Nov 4, 2012. The ship built in 2012 has replaced the Shamook after 35 years of service. It measures 25 meter's long and 253 gross tons.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Seven Havila


The Seven Havila shown in this photo tied up in St. John's Oct 22, 2012. The Seven Havila a diving support vessel visited a few times during the summer was doing work on the oil field off Newfoundland. The ship built in 2011, is 120 meters long, is 11,071 GRT, and has a speed of 16 knots.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Polarcus Amani

The high tech arctic seismic vessel Polarcus Amani arrived in St. John's Oct 21, 2012. The ship is 92 meter's long, and 21 meter's wide, it has a double hull and a very high ice class (ICE 1A Super), it also has the unigue X-bow design.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Oceanex Supership to join fleet

The local CBC News, and local newspaper the telegram reported yesterday that Oceanex is building a state of the heart ship to join its fleet in 2013.

The new ship is being built in Germany and will be named Oceanex Connaigra, it is 210 meter's long, the main deck came accomadate 5 times more weigh then other ships its size. It is named after the Connaigra Penn in Newfoundland. It has an extra wide stern, it will be the largest in Canada, total price is $108 million.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

A busy cruise ship day in St. John's....Artania also arrives

Also arriving in St. John's Sept 22, 2012, the Artania arrived and secured at the upper end of the harbor. the ship, the fomer Royal Princess and Artemis is owned by the Phoenix Reison fleet and was built in Finland, she was christened by Diana, Princess of Wales in 1984.
The ship is 756 feet, and has a maxium passenger capacity of 1,260. The Artania arrived around a half hour after the Emerald Princess.

Emerald Princess...surprise visit

Although not scheduled to arrive, the Emerald Princess arrived in St. John's this morning and tied up at the watrerfront.

The ship put into to St. John's to get out of a storm in the North Alantic, a sister ship to the Caribbean Princess which visited here a couple of weeks ago, she is quite large at 951 feet, and built in 2006. she is carrying over 3000 passengers.

Friday, September 21, 2012

The World arrives

The cruise liner The World arrived in St. John's Sept 18, 2012. Serving a residential community the ship is owned by its residents, the residents are from 40 different countries live onboard as the ship travels the globe

The ship is 644 feet long and 97 feet wide, was launched in 2002 in Norway.





Reference wikipedia, for the information

Friday, September 14, 2012

Another photo of the Cristobal Colon

The dreger Cristobal Colon in St. John's Sept 13, 2012

Cristobal Colon

The Cristobal Colon arrived in St. John's Sept 10, 2012 ahead of the storm and tied up at pier 17. The Colon is the largest and most high tech dredger in the world today, she is slated to do some work on the Whiterose field off Newfoundland.
The Colon is 223 meter's long and 42 meter's wide, she was built in 2009 and has a gross tonnage of 59,466, she flies a flag of Luxembourg. The photos were tkane Sept 13, 2012.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Jewel of the Seas also cancells

Royal Caribbean's Jewel of the Seas has also cancelled its visit toi St. John's on Sept 13, 2012 due to the hurricane activity in the Atlantic

Aidaluna cancels

The Italian registered cruise ship Aidaluna has cancelled its visit to St. John's for Sept 13, 2012 due to the hurricane that is slowly making its way toward Newfoundland

Big & Small

The smaller Thor Omega passes in front of the much larger Caribbean Princess on Sept 4, 2012 in St. John's.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Cruise Ship Eurodam cancels its stop in St. John's

Holland America's cruise ship the Eurodam has cancelled its stop in St. John's for Monday Sept 10, 2012 due to the hurricane activity in the Atlantlic thats according to the city of St. John's website.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

A Busy day in St. John's

Wednesday this past week Sept 5, 2012 was a great day for ship watching in St. John's. The Caribbean Princess was already in port, then the Geo Caribbean, a research vessel registered in norway arrived. She was followed by the Thor Omega, which was followed by the George R. Pearkes.

The Geo Caribbean was built in 2008, and is 101 meter's. This was her second visit, the first I missed. the vessel was doing work on the oil filed off Newfoundland.




The Thor Omega, is a support vessel built in 2008 and registered in the Faroe Islands, is a lot smaller at 55 meter's, that ship was supporting the Geo Caribbean.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

CCGS George R. Pearkes

Sept 5, 2012 proved to be a great day for ship watching in St. John's. One ship I photographed was the Canadian coast Guard Ship George R. Pearkes arriving. she was third to enter the harbor, the first two being the Geo Caribbean and the Thor Omega, which I will post photos soon..


The Pearkes commissioned in 1986 and built in 1986 is a type 1100, light icebreaker and buoy tender, she is 272 feet long. The Pearkes operted in the Pacific and quebec regions, before being transferred to the Newfoundland and Labrador region in 2004.

Another Cruise Visit

The cruise ship Quest for Adventure arrived in St. John's Sept 6, 2012. This is the third cruise ship to visit in as many days.

The Quest for Adventure is smaller measuring 165 meter's, built 1981, she flies a Malta flag, she carries 512 passengers.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Caribbean Princess pays a visit


Princess cruise lines Caribbean Princess arrived in St. John's Sept 5, 2012. At 290 meters, she is quite a large ship for the harbor in St. John's. She can carry 3,080 passengers, made her maiden voyage in 2006, she has a max speed of 21 knots, she has a draft of almost 28 feet.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Newfoundland Eagle

The fishing vessel Newfoundland Eagle shown in St. John's Aug 29, 2012. The Vessel built in 2003 is 18.98 meter's long and 161.03 GT

Newfoundland Explorer

The fishing vessel Newfoundland Explorer shown in this photo in St. John's aug 29, 2012. the vessel built in 1992 at Glovertown, Newfounsland at the Glovertown Shipyard is 211 Gross Tons.

Lyubov Orlova still in

The Russian ship Lyubov Orlova shown in this photo on sept 2, 2012 has been in St. John's since Sept 2010,
I did notice a crane alongside, and the ships cargo hatch up, but nothing since. I'm not sure when the ship will be leaving.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Naval Vessel Alboran

The Spanish Navy vessel Alboran shown in St. John's Sept 2, 2012.

F/V All Jacks

The fishing vessel All Jacks shown secured in St. John's Sept 2, 2012. The vessel was formerly the Rosemary G1, was built in 1988, in Clarks Harbor, Nova Scotia and is owned by JRS Fisheries (2002) LTD.
The vessel is made of reinenforced plastic, 12.59 Meter's long and is 48.03 GT

Taking on fuel

The Canadian Coast Guard ship Ann Harvey shown in this photo taking fuel Sept 2, 2012. The vessel built in 1987 in Halifax, Nova Scotia is named after the daughter and brother hepl rescue 160 crew and passangers from a ship that went aground.


The Ann Harvey is a buoy tender, icebreaker and also handles search & Rescue, fisheries enforcement.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

On Dry-dock

The ferry Nonia shown in this photo on dry-dock in St. John's Aug 29, 2012  undergoing some major steel work, I noticed parts of the vessels deck cut out.

The Nonia built in 1986, was fomerly called the Hull 100 and was built in Latvia. She is used mainly as a swing vessel serving ferry runs where needed.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Mokami in Lewisporte


The tanker Mokami shown in the photos secured in Lewisporte. The tanker is owned by the woodward Group / Coastal Shipping and makes regular trips to Lewisporte since the oil tanker facility was purschased by Coastal shipping a couple of years ago. The Mokami is small compared to most tankers and to other tankers in the fleet at Coastal shipping, but is used to service small northern Labrador communities and small communities in Canada's Arctic.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Denny Tide arrives


The research / survey vessel Denny Tide arrived in St. John's Aug 3, 2012. The vessel was built in 1972 and is registered in New Orleans.