Thursday, December 2, 2010

ZIM BARCELONA and other Fall Visitors

ZIM ONTARIO called at Halterm on September 25th 2010.

Containership ZIM BARCELONA at Halterm on the 18th September 2010.A regular caller at Halifax calling at New York before and after her Halifax visits.

Monday, November 29, 2010


The dinner plates would be moving about on the containership ALGOL and the products tanker GLEN as a distant hurricane sends a long swell train in on the Halifax Approaches anchorage area on 30th August 2010.
GLEN: Built 2005 by Hyundai,Samho,S.Korea.
IMO No 9311634
DWT: 12,800 tons.
LOA 127m Beam 20m Dr 8.4m
Flag: Singapore Call Sign: 9VJQ5

ALGOL: Built 2008 by Jiangsu Shipyard,Jiangyin,China.
IMO No: 9339612
GRT: 16,162t
DWT: 17,219t
LOA 161m Beam 25m Dr 8.6m
Flag:Singapore Call Sign: 9VKY3


Crudeoil tanker VIOLANDO secured at the Imperial Oil refinery at Woodside,Halifax,Nova Scotia on 26th August 2010.
Built 2009 IMO No:9429285
Yard: Hyundai,Samho.
GRT 84,735t DWT 164,764t
LOA 274m Beam 50m
Call Sign: SVAU5

Fall 2010 Activities at Halifax

Containership MAERSK PENANG outbound from Halifax on 28th October 2010. A dreary day not fit for beast nor sailor.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Self-discharging bulkcarrier CSL ATLAS underway from the National Gypsum dock,Wright's Cove,Bedford Basin,Halifax on August 14th 2010. Built 1990. GRT 41,173 tons.Registered in the Bahamas with callsign C6IL3,IMO No.8704171.Owners Atlasco Shipping Ltd.,Beverley,Mass.,USA,

Dry cargo vessel Moezelborg alongside the Ocean Terminals grain berth on 8th August 2010. Built 1999 in the Netherlands.Registered in Delfzijl Neth.,with callsign PEAD.IMO No9180839.

Ro-Ro/Container vessel ATLANTIC CARTIER outbound from Fairview Cove in the Bedford Basin proceeding South through the Narrows on 8th August 2010.


Refined products tanker ALGOSCOTIA at anchorage No2 Halifax on August 20th 2010.Operated by Algoma Tankers,Canada registered with homeport at Halifax.

Crudeoil shuttle tanker Jasmine Knutsen alongside at Ocean Terminals,Halifax,N.S. on 20th August 2010. This ship is registered in Canada and homeport is Halifax.

Crudeoil shuttle tanker HEATHER KNUTSEN at the Oil Dock,Imperoyal (Halifax) on August 8th 2010.Registered in Canada homeport St John's,Newfoundland.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Recent New Arrivals at Halifax

Top Photo: Containership E.R. CUXHAVEN made two calls at Halifax (Aug 1st and 10th) both loading out at Fairview Cove terminal in the Bedford Basin. Built in 2002.Owned and managed by E.R. Shiffahrt,Germany.LOA 212m Beam 30m Draught (max) 11.4m. GRT 26,400 tons. Container capacity 2,496 teu with 344 reefers. Registered in Liberia with C/S A8CF2.IMO No: 9239903.

Centre Photo:Arriving on 16th August from the Far East via Suez and Cagliari (It),the 2006 built containership OOCL KAOHSIUNG shown here North of George's Island inbound for the Fairview Cove terminal in the Bedford Basin.Owners: Shoei Kisen,Japan. GRT 67,500 tons,LOA 279m Beam 40m Draught (Max) 14.9m. Registered in Hong Kong with C/S VRBS7.IMO No:9307009.

Lower photo:Normally homeported at Port Hawksbury on the Straight of Canso the Atlantic Towing Ltd tug ATLANTIC WILLOW has been operating at Halifax from the IEL Dock at Woodside.Probably as reinforcements as all the Eastern Canada Towing tugs are deployed away at present (August 2010).

Saturday, July 31, 2010


Above,Hapag-Lloyd's drycargo containership ANTWERPEN EXPRESS alongside at Fairview Cove terminal on 30th July 2020.
IMO No:9193288. Built in 2000 by Hyundai Heavy Industries,Ulsan,South Korea.LOA 294m Beam 32.3m Draught 13.5m. GRT 54,437 tons. Operates on the PAX Service (Pacific-Atlantic Express via Panama).Capacity 4,864 TEU.Service speed 24 knots. A regular caller at Halifax in both East and West Atlantic transits.
Top photo,Former OOCL ITALY recently renamed VIETNAM EXPRESS outbound from the Fairview Cove terminal in the Bedford Basin on 30th July 2010.
IMO No:9367205. Built in 2007 by Koyo Dockyard,Co Ltd,Japan. LOA 280.5m Beam 40.0m Draught 14.0m. GRT 66,600 tons. Operates on Europe- N.America- Far East route via Suez.
Capacity 5,888 TEU. Service speed 25 knots. Calling at Halifax on both East and West Atlantic transits.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Crudeoil tanker ACTION at the Imperial Oil refinery,on July 20th 2010. Built in 2007. IMO No.: 9346744. LOA 248m Beam 44m Draught 11.6m. DWT 114,760 tons.Flag: Malta. Call Sign: 9HAV9.

Crudeoil shuttle tanker KOMETIK anchored in the Bedford Basin,Halifax on July 28th 2010(Lower Photo) and July 30th (Top Photo).

Built in 1997 by Samsung Heavy Industries Ltd,Koje,S.Korea. IMO No:9131876.
Gross Tonnage:76,216 tons. DWT: 126,647 tons. Length:272m,Beam:46m,Draught:14.6m. Machinery: Twin screw,dieses,mod 7S50MC delivering 9,474KW each,25,400BHP total=15.5 knots. Owner:Exxon/ Mobil Canada/Chevron Canada/Murphy Oil Offshore Canada. Manager: Canship Ugland,St.John's Nfld. Flag: Canada, Call Sign:VCRT.Refined products tanker North Fighter alongside at the IOL oil dock on July 23rd 2010.
Built in 2006 bu Fukuoka Shipbuilding Co Ltd,Japan.DWT tonnage 19,932 tons.
Registered in Panama with c/s 3EEH4 and IMO No 9352597.

Refined products tanker MCT ALMAK anchored in Dartmouth Cove on July 24th 2010. Built in 1999 at Pula,Croatia and registered in Liberia with call sign A8IB5. DWT tonnage 19,996 tons. Owned by HLL Agean Shiffahrts,GMBH Bremen, Germany.

Crudeoil shuttle tanker VINLAND alongside the Ocean Terminals finger piers on 20th July 2010.Gross tonnage 76,200 tons.Operated by Penny Ugland Inc,Canada and registered in St John's,Newfoundland. Call sign: VCZJ.IMO No.9216389.

Crudeoil tanker ESTEEM SPLENDOUR at the Imperial Oil refinery on July 23rd 2010. Built in 2005 in Ariake Japan. Registered in Panama with call sign H3XZ.DWT 106,493 tons.

Refined Products tanker SONGA RUBY alongside the Imperial Oil refinery on 20th July 2010. Built in 2008 by Samho Shipbuilding Co Ltd. Gross tonnage 11,259 tons. IMO No 944479. Owned by Songa Shipping PTE,Singapore and registered in the Marshall Islands. Call sign V7OL5.

Crudeoil Tanker ACTION at the IOL refinery oildock on 20th July 2010.Built in 2007 . IMO No:9346744.Registered in Malta,C/S 9HAV9.DWT 114,760 tons.

Sunday, July 25, 2010


Above:Containership MSC FREEDOM alongside at the Fairview Cove terminal,Halifax on July 21st 2010 one of several vessels diverted to Halifax during the Montreal dockworkers labour dispute.
Top Photo: Atlantic Towing Ltd tug ATLANTIC OAK escorts MSC FREEDOM through the Narrows,outbound on the evening of July 25th 2010. Probably her last call as the Dock problems in Montreal appear settled.

Friday, July 16, 2010


Cruiseship OCEAN PRINCESS alongside Pier 23,Halifax,Nova Scotia on 15th July 2010.
Previously sailing under the name Tahitian Princess the ship is visiting Halifax prior to sailing on to St.Anthony,Newfoundland.
Owner/Operator: Princess Cruises.
Built in 1999.
Gross Tonnage 30,277 tons.
LOA 181 m Beam 25.4m Draught 5.8m
Capacity: 826 passengers. Crew 373.
Call Sign:ZCDS4


Cruiseship MAASDAM departing from Halifax,N.S. on 15th July 2010. MAASDAM is a regular caller at Halifax during the Summer and Fall crusing seasons.
Operated by Holland America Lines of the Netherlands Antillies.
The ship is registered in the Netherlands , home port Rotterdam.
Built by Fincantieri,Trieste,Italy in 1993.
Gross Tonnage: 55,575 tons.
Length 220m Beam 30m Draught 5.9m.
Call Sign: PFRO.


Cruiseship CARNIVAL GLORY was one of three cruiseships visiting Halifax on 15th July 2010. The others were regular caller MAASDAM and a new visitor OCEAN PRINCESS.
Carnival Glory was built in 2003.
Gross Tonnage 110,239 tons.
Length Overall: 290m, Beam: 35.4m, Draught: 8.2m.
Capacity: 2,974 passengers. Crew: 1,150.
Flag: Panama
Call Sign:3FPS9.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Dry cargo containership CANADA EXPRESS at the Fairview Cove terminal on 12th July 2010. Secured Port side to,which is unusual,but note divers working along the Starboard side.
Built 2006 by Koyo Dockyard Co Ltd,Japan.
IMO No:9307023
Former name OOCL Dubai ( June 2010).
GRT66,462 tons.
DWT 66,600 tons.
LOA 280.54m Beam 40.0m Draught 14.02m.
Capacity: 5,888 teu. Reefer points: 586.
Owner:Southern Route Maritime SA,Japan.
Manager:Orient Overseas Container Line,Hong Kong.
Flag: Hong Kong,China
Call Sign: VRBW4

Saturday, July 10, 2010


HMS ARK ROYAL R07 anchored in the Halifax Harbour on 29th June 2010 for the International Fleet Review.


HMCS CORNERBROOK SSK 878 anchored North of Indian Point,Halifax,Harbour on 29th June 2010 preparing for the International Fleet Review by H.M. the Queen.


Containership ITALY EXPRESS inbound at Halifax,Nova Scotia on 8th July 2010. Former name OOCL Vancouver (2010).
Built 2006.
Yard:Koyo Dkyd,Japan.
IMO No:9306990.
GRT 66,462 tons.
Capacity 5,888 teu.
LOA 280m Beam 40.0 m Draught 10.6 m.
Call Sign:3EBG2


Containership Glen Canyon Bridge at the Halterm Terminal,Halifax,Nova Scotia on July 8th 2010 and outbound passing York Redoubt later in the afternoon.
Built 2006 by Hyundai,Ulsan,S.Korea.
Operator/Owner: K-Line (KKK Japan)
IMO No:9302097
LOA 285m Beam40.0m Draught 12.7m.
Gross Tonnage: 68,570 tons.
DWT:57,440 tons.
Call Sign:3EFD9

Monday, June 28, 2010


FGS SPESSART A1442 at anchor in the Bedford Basin,Halifax on 27th June 2010.
Type:Naval Replenishment Oiler.
Built 1977.
Class: Rhon Class Tanker.
DWT 14,169 tons.
Capacity: 11,500 M3.
Machinery: 5,880KW=16knots.
Crew:42 (Civilian)
Call Sign:DRKN

Saturday, June 26, 2010


Royal Fleet Auxilliary (RFA) FORT GEORGE A388 alongside Pier 23,Halifax,Nova Scotia on 25th June 2010.Part of theRoyal Navy's contingent at Halifax for the International Fleet Review celebrating the Canadian Navy's 100th Birthday.
Built by Swan Hunter and commissioned in 1993.
IMO No.8800690
Type:Fleet Oiler Replenishment (AOR).
Class:Fort Victoria Class.
Displacement:32,818 tons.
LOA 203m Beam 30.3m Draught 9.7m.
Speed: 22 knots.
Call Sign:GCOG