Friday, January 1, 2010


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.

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