Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Shipping in the Bedford Basin on 5 Jan 2010.

The Atlantic Container Line's big Ro-Ro/Container vessel ATLANTIC COMPASS departing from Fairview Cove outbound as the Hapag-Lloyd ,Pacific-Atlantic Express (PAX) containership
LONDON EXPRESS turns to berth on January 5th 2010.

Container Shipping Jan 2010 cntd.

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
Call Sign:DPLE

Container Shipping Activity Jan 2010

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

New Tanker on Maiden Call at Halifax

New refined products tanker BOW TONE anchored in the Bedford Basin,Halifax,Nova Scotia on 4th January 2010 (lower photo) and on 5th Jan.,(upper photo).

IMO number : 9400394 MMSI : 352388000.

Type of ship : Chemical/Oil Products Tanker.

Year Built:Sept.2009

Builder:Kitanihon Shipbuilding Ltd,Hachinohe City Aomori Prefecture,Japan.

Gross tonnage : 19,420 tons.DWT : 33,624 tons.

Length: 170 m ,Beam:26 m,Draught:6.2m.

Ship manager FLEET MANAGEMENT LTD-HKG ,Hong Kong.

Registered owner HORIZON SHIP HOLDING SA , Hong Kong.

Flag : Panama

Call Sign : HPAX

HARBOUR OF REFUGE January 2010 cntd.

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.
IMO No.:8712075
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).
GRT 2,279 tons,DWT 3,056 tons,Net Tonnage: 1,002 tons.
LOA 75.3m Beam 15.65m Depth 6.37m.
Machinery: Diesel mod: Wartsila 6R32D,single shaft 2,250KW= 12knots.
Owner/Manager: Great Lakes Feeder Lines,ULC,Canada.
Port: Quebec
Call Sign: VABZ


Bulk carrier Federal Schelde shown at anchor in the Bedford Basin on January 3rd after the passing of a severe Winter Nor'Easter. She was among several vessels seeking refuge in the Port of Halifax.
IMO: 9118147, MMSI: 314084000
Ship Type: Bulk CargoYear Built: 1997.
Yard: Jiangnan Shipyard & Engineering Works (Group) Co. Ltd., Shanghai/China.
GrossTonnage: 20,837tons. Net Tonnage:11,404tons. Dead Weight: 34,372 tons.
Loa 199.98 m , Lbp 190.98 m, Beam: 23.49 m , Draught: 10.70 m , Depth: 14.89 m.
Machinery: Diesel: Burmeister & Wain , Type 6S50MC at 11,640 BHP / 8.562 kW.Speed: 14 knots.
Owner: FEDERAL ATLANTIC , Hong Kong, China.
Manager: Anglo-Eastern Ship Management Ltd., Hong Kong.
Flag: Barbados.
Call Sign: 8POF

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.