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