Sunday, December 28, 2014

Taking Fuel and on dry-dock

Atlantic Raven arrived earlier today, and tied up for fuel

The CCGS Vladykov on dry-dock for refit, and behind is the Northern Ranger which is currently on refit and looks to be preparing for hull painting


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Saturday, December 20, 2014

A little Help - Edited

The trawler Ocean Breaker, which is owned by Ocean Choice International arrived in St. John's earlier this week under tow by the tug Beverly M1, I cannot confirm this, maybe someone can. The tug left port heading to the Grand Banks, then both arrived together . The trawler is 56 meters, 1,932 GT, the tug is owned by McKiel Marine.
Beverly M 1 secured in St. John's

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Arriving for refit and delivering product


The coastal passenger freighter Northern Ranger arrived St. John's Dec 15, 2014 for refit. Her last port of call was Lewisporte, she had returned from the Labrador Coast where she was bringing supplies to communities before winter.
The Northern Ranger is 72 meters long, 2, 556 gt, she was built in 1986 at Port Weller dry-dock in St. Catherine's, Ontario. she was once owned by Marine Atlantic, but transferred to the Newfoundland government in 1998
The Sarah Desgagnes also arrived on Dec 15, 2014 and tied up just inside the harbour. The ship was built in 2007 measures 148 meters and weighs 11,711 gross tons and is owned and operated by Group Desgagnes 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Greenwing Visit

The bulk carrier Greenwing arrived in St. John's Dec 14, 2014. The ship built in 2002, flies the Cyprus flag, and measures 186 meters, and has a gross tonnage of 18,311, she has three 40 tons capacity cranes on deck. This is the first time this vessel has been here to my knowledge.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Transhawk pays a visit

The cargo ship Transhawk arrived in St. John's Dec 3, 2014, after just recently visiting the Great Lakes, where she visited Hamilton and Montreal, she departed St. John's heading for Casablanca.
the Vessel was built in 2005 in China and measures 143 meters long, she is owned by Transatlantic Red

eri of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Burin Sea, all painted up

The supply vessel Burin Sea shown in this photo taken on Dec 5, 2014, but the ship arrived Dec 4, 2014 from the Terra Nova Oil Field. The vessel was built in 1983. it was a hull of a former Russian vessel that Secunda rebuilt, She has two engines with total horsepower of 10,000. She just recently completed a refit in St. John's where she was repainted as you can see by the photo.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Ship Activity at Lewisporte

Today brought three arrivals to Lewisporte. The freighter Astron, built in 1971, is 85 meters long. The second arrival was the Northern Ranger, built in 1986 at Port Weller, Ontario. The third arrival was the tanker Nanny owned by coastal Shipping, built in 1993 and is 117 meters long.
The Northern Ranger in Lewisporte loading for Labrador. (photo by my dad)

The Astron as shown loading in Lewisporte  for the Labrador coast (photo by my dad)
The Nanny, a handsome little tanker arrived in Lewisporte today right from dry-dock in St. John's (photo by my dad)

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

First Time Arrival

Today (Nov 26, 2014) the Scotian Sea arrived in St. John's for the first time. The ship is a platform supply vessel, built in 1997, 69 meters long, gross tonnage is 2,017, before renaming to Scotian Sea, she was known as Havila Runde (shipfax)

Friday, November 21, 2014

An unusal Visitor

The Glory Sky, a cement carrier arrived in St. John's Nov 17, 2014. I haven't seen a cement carrier since Portland Carrier days. The ship flies the Panama flag, is 145 meters long, and was built in 1996, it is owned
Side View

Machinery on deck

Bow Profile
by Makikisen - Imabari  Japan

Monday, November 17, 2014

CCGS Hudson makes an appearance

The CCGS Hudson arrived in St. John's 0800hrs Nov 16, 2014. The Hudson is an offshore oceanographic and hydrographic survey vessel, it is Canada's oldest operational research vessel. The Hudson built in 1963 in Saint John, NB, she is 296 feet. A well travelled ship.
Side view

Forward profile

Sunday, November 16, 2014

East Coast on the East Coast

The tanker East Coast as shown departing St. John's early this morning, after arriving the day before. The ship is the former Nor'easter, which was reflagged Canadian Oct 6, 2014( according to Shipfax) was built in Korean in 2005 by Vroon, and is on charter with Irving along with its three sisters, Great Eastern, New England and Acadian.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Cargo Ship BBC Bulgaria visits

The Gibraltar registered BBC Bulgaria arrived in St. John's Nov 14, 2014. The ship measures 99 meters, built in 2004 and is owned by Briese Schiffahrt, it departed Nov 15, 2014 in the evening heading to Aberdeen.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Some Lewisporte arrivals

Visiting Lewisporte nowadays you may see a Woodwards tanker either visiting or tied up for the winter. This past week I was there and was treated to the Travestern arriving Nov 10, 2014 and departing the next day.

Todays visitor was the British registered British Ensign, built in 2006 and owned by BP Shipping Sudbury on the Thames, UK, it flies the Isle of Man flag and measures 184 meters. It arrived to top off tanks for Woodwards Oil.
 The Travestern coming up the harbour in Lewisporte
 Approaching the doc
 The British Ensign coming up the harbour in Lewisporte

Monday, November 3, 2014

In for repairs??

The tanker Nanny arrived in St. John's late last week, and moved to the dry-dock shortly after the coast guard ship George R. Pearkes moved out of it, one could only believe its for repairs.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Big Icebreaker...back Home

Canada's largest icebreaker is back, well she has been in for the past few weeks. She is back after a long trip to the North pole, in which the Terry Fox accompanied her. The ship conducted her routine work as well, from surveys to escorts.

In good light...finally

I was finally able to get the Maersk Tackler in good light this past Friday.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Weekend Visit

The coastal defence vessel HMCS Kingston arrived in St. John's Oct 31, 2014. The Kingston commissioned in 1996, is 181 feet long and her home port is Halifax.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Supply Ship coming and Supply ship going

Although it was a very miserable day, I did manage to take a photo of what think is a beautiful ship, the Maersk Tackler departing heading to the West Hercules, and the new Maersk Clipper, a very distinctive looking ship arriving from the West Hercules.



Monday, October 20, 2014

Maersk Tackler...Evening Departure

The supply vessel Maersk Tackler departed St. John's Sunday evening heading for the drill rig West Hercules, which is just offshore.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Last cruise ship of the season

The Legend of the Seas arrived in St. John's today marking the last visit. The ship in 264 meters long, can carry 2,076 passengers, was launched in 1994 and built in France, she also carries 720 crew.


Saturday, October 11, 2014

More Salt

Today the Salarium was back unloading salt for St. John's, getting ready for winter. This is the third load I think for this ship. The Salarium was built in 1980 and is 730 feet long and is owned by Canada Steamship lines.


Two Supply Vessels awaiting work

The anchor handling supply vessels the Maersk Tackler and Maersk Clipper sitting at the dock in St. John's Oct 6, 2014.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Another New Supply Ship

Another new arrival this past weekend, this one is not a new ship but new to St. John's. The Maersk Tackler arrived here Oct 5, 2014, built in 2009 is 73 meters long and has a gross tonnage of 4,678. The ship is a little smaller, but is real powerful rated at 15,300, a beautiful ship.