Hapag-Lloyd's drycargo containership LONDON EXPRESS arriving in the Bedford Basin afternoon of January 5th 2010. IMO No.9143568 Built by Samsung Shipbuilding and Heavy Industries Co Ltd,South Korea in 1998. GRT 55,279 tons DWT 66,577 tons. LOA 294m B 32.3m Draught 13.5m Capacity: 4,616 TEU with 452 reefers. Machinery: B&W diesel Mod.9K90MC 41,130KW=24.5 knots. Owner/Mngr:Hapag-Lloyd AG,Hamburg,Germany Flag:Germany Call Sign:DPLE
Back on the North Atlantic after some time absent from our ken is OOCL BRITAIN secured alongside at Fairview Cove terminal on 5th January 2010. IMO: 9102318, MMSI: 477394000 Ship Type: Dry Cargo/Container Year Built: 1996. Yard: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd,Kobe,Japan. Length Overall:276.0 m ,LPP:262.0m, Bulb frm FP:7.9m, M.Breadth: 40 m, M.Depth:24.3m, Draught: 13.1 m. Gross Tonnage:66,046 tons.Dead Weight: 67,958 tons.Net Tonnage:30,540 tons. Capacity:5,344 teu. Machinery: Mitsubishi Mod 12RTA84C @ 49,325KWs.Speed recorded (Max / Average): 21.7 / 20 knots. Owners: New Container No. 5 Shipping Inc.,H.K. Management : Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd.,Hong Kong. Flag: Hong Kong,China Call Sign: VRVB5
Another vessel seeking refuge in the Bedford Basin during the Nor'East gale was the Ro-Ro cargo vessel DUTCH RUNNER,a regular caller at Halifax and a vital link to the French islands in the Gulf of St Lawerance.Shown her on 3rd Jan. at anchor in the Bedford Basin.
Built 1988 by J.J. Sietas,Hamburg,Germany.
EX: NORTH KING - DUTCH RUNNER (28/11/2000) - P&O NEDLLOYD DOUALA (26/11/2001) - DUTCH RUNNER (22/07/2002).
The first arrival at the Port for 2010 entering the Bedford Basin on New Years Day is OOCL CALIFORNIA shown preparing to turn and berth at the Fairview Cove terminal. Far East service to the North American East Coast is provided by the post-panamax container ships of Orient Overseas Container Lines similar to OOCL California. This company's "Grand Alliance" route uses the Indian Ocean,Red Sea,Suez canal, and Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic at Gibraltar with stops at Halifax on both the Westward and Eastward voyages. IMO No.9102289, MMSI 477704000. Built 1995 by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd Shimonoseki, Japan, yard / hull number: 2098 . Type: S Class Dry Cargo Containership. Machinery: Single shaft /diesel,engine design: Sulzer, type: 12RTA84C with power output (KW): 48.631 providing maximum speed of 24.9 knots. Length:276m, Beam:40m,Draught 12.5m. GRT 66,046 tons. Capacity:5,344 TEU. Owners: New Container No. 1 Shipping Inc. Manager:OrientOverseasContainerLine,Hong Kong. Flag: Hong Kong: China. Call Sign: VRWC8.