Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Refined products tanker BUTTERFLY got underway from her anchorage in the Bedford Basin this morning March 30,2011 heading for the Imperial refinery Oil Dock. She has been in the Basin for the past week awaiting room at a very busy refinery. Lots of tanker traffic as of late.

Built in 2005 by Onomichi Dockyard ,Co Ltd,Japan.

IMO No 9324459.

GRT 26.913 tons. DWT 47,326 tons.

LOA 182.5m Beam 32.26m Depth 18.1m Draught 12.6m.

O/M: Samos Steamship Co.,Athens,Greece.

Flag: Bahamas

Call Sign:C6VP2

Saturday, March 26, 2011


Bulkcarrier NORDPOL taking on bunkers from ALGOMA DARTMOUTH in Dartmouth Cove,Halifax on March 22nd 2011.
IMO No:9253193
Year of Build: 2002
Yard:Kanasashi Heavy Ind. Co.Ltd.,Shizuoka,Japan.
GRT 40,066 tons. DWT 77,195 tons.
LOA 225 LPP 217 Beam 32.26 D 19.64 Draught 14.26
Machinery:Single shaft Diesel mod MAN B&W 12.690 HP=14.5 knots.
Call Sign: OVSF2


Refined products tanker BUTTERFLY anchored in the Bedford Basin on the 25th March 2011. Built in 2005 by Onomichi Dockyard Co Ltd, Kobe,Japan.
IMO No: 9324459.
LOA 182.5 B 32.26 Depth 18.1 Draught 12.6 (M)
Gross Tonnage:26,913 tons. DWT:47,326 tons.
Machinery: Single shaft diesel model MAN B&W 6S50MC @ 8,580 KWs.
Speed 15.3 knots.
Owner/Manager: Samos Steamship Co.,Greece.
Flag: Bahamas Call Sign: C6VP2

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

HMCS TORONTO Bedford Basin 16.03.11

HMCS TORONTO FFH333 conducting exercises in the Bedford Basin,Halifax on 16th March 2011.Winter weather leaves its mark on the paintwork which awaits milder weather for crabfat applications by the fishhead members of her crew.

Monday, March 14, 2011


Several new visitors have called at Halifax recently for bunkers. ANDERMATT anchored in the Harbour (Dartmouth Cove) on December 20th while MOLESON spent a stormy night February 28th in light ice up in the Bedford Basin taking bunkers from the bunkering tanker ALGOMA DARTMOUTH on the 1st March.. Both vessels are notable for being registered in landlocked Switzerland!


March 14th caller at Halterm is ZIM MEDITERRANEAN , one of a fleet of ZIM Container Line vessels which make regular scheduled calls at the Port of Halifax.
Built in 2002 by Hyundai Heavy Industries,Ulsan,S.Korea.
GRT 66,686 tons.
LOA 294 LPP 283 B 32.2 D 21.8 Dr 13.5
Machinery: Single shaft diesel Mod 12K98MC-c @ 68,470KWs = 24 knots.
Owned by Offer Bros. Mngr ZIM Integrated Shpg.,Haifa.
Flag: Isreal Call Sign: 4XFX
File photo 15 Aug 2009 @ Halterm.

Monday, March 7, 2011


Vehicles carrier OSAKA CAR made a unique visit to the Fairview Cove container terminal today 7th March 2011. The berth at Autoport was occupied at the time,but this appears to be a special load as she was only due at the terminal until noon. Built in China in 2009. Owned in Isreal and registered in the U.K. I believe her maiden call at Halifax.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


New supply vessel ATLANTIC CONDOR conducting pump and monitor trials in the Bedford Basin,Halifax on 10 February 2011. Built 2010 by Halifax Shipyards Ltd for a sister Irving company, Atlantic Towing Limited. The vessel is scheduled for work on the Encana project off Nova Scotia.