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.