Saturday, May 28, 2011


Crudeoil tanker OVERSEAS SHIRLEY spotted inbound for Halifax on May 28th 2011. Earlier photo depicts her anchored off Chebucto Head in the Summer of 2009. IMO No 9213296.
She is quite a regular caller at the Imperial refinery here.Built in 2001. Gross tonnage 62,385 tons. Registered in Canada. Call Sign:CYCJ.

Sunday, May 22, 2011


Self-discharging bulkcarrier MALMNES arrived back in Halifax for a well deserved rest over the Victoria Day weekend.Anchored in Dartmouth Cove she is a regular caller here for bunkers on her North/South trips to S.America and other Southern destinations. Registered in Norway and owned by Erik Thun AB,Sweeden. Built by Fergus Smit BV in the Netherlands in 1993.IMO No:8918631.Call Sign: LAQX4. LOA 126.8 B 15.9 D 7.8. GRT 5,883 tons. DWT 9,891tons. Machinery: Single shaft diesel @ 3,280KWs=13.5knots. Photo taken on Saturday 21st May,11.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


K-Line containership CHISWICK BRIDGE spotted at Halterm today 18th May 2011.
Built 2001 by Hyundai,S.Korea. GRT 68,687t. DWT 71,376t. LOA 285m B 40m Dr 14m.
Capacity 5,610teu with 500 reefers.
Machinery;Single shaft diesel model B&W 11K98MC @ 58,840KWs=25knots.
Manager/Owner: KKK,Japan.
Flag: Panama Call Sign: H9TD

Monday, May 16, 2011


Vehicles carrier FAUST spotted on the AIS at Eastern Passage this AM May 16th 2011. File photo depicts her alongside at Autoport in July 2007 when brand new.Faust is a regular caller at Autoport.
Built 2007 by Daewoo Shipbuilding,S.Korea.
Owned and operated by Wallenius Marine,Sweeden.
GRT 71,583 tons. Capacity 8,000 ceu (Car equivalent units)
LOA 227,8m Beam 32.26m Draught 9.5m.
Machinery: Single screw,diesel=19 knots.
Flag: Sweeden
Call Sign: SLKQ.


Holland America Lines cruiseship MAASDAM spotted at Pier 21 this AM 16th May 2011. Still rainy and foggy,hence the file photo from August 2008 taken in the approaches off Herring Cove.This ship is a frequent caller at Halifax from early Spring thru to late Fall.
Built in 1993 by Fincantiaeri,Trieste,Italy.
Gross Tonnage: 55,575 tons.
Flag:Netherlands (Antillies)
Call Sign: PFRO

Sunday, May 15, 2011


OOCL BRITAIN due at Halifax today 15th May 2011 from Singapore via Suez. File photo depicts her at Fairview Cove last Spring (May 24th). A regular caller here on both her East and West bound Atlantic crossings.
Built 1996 by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries,Kobe,Japan.
IMO no:9102318.
GRT 66,046t.Net 30,540t. LOA 276;LPP 262;B40.Dt.Mld. 24,3 Dr 14. Cap: 5,344teu.
Machinery:Singleshaft diesel mod 12RTA84C @ 49,325KWs.
Speed (max): 25 knots.
Owner: Tung Group,Hong Kong. Manager: OOCL,Hong Kong..
Registered in Hong Kong,China.
Call Sign:VRVB5

Thursday, May 12, 2011


Hapag-Lloyd containership TOKYO EXPRESS spotted inbound todat 12 May 2011 at Halifax.File photo shows her inbound in the halifax Approaches on 14th September 2008.
She is a regular caller at Halifax both East and West bound on the Pacific Atlantic Express route (PAX) to Asia via Panama calling at North Europe,Atlantic and Pacific North American ports enroute.
GT 54,437 DWT 67,145 LOA 294 B 32.2 Dr 13.5. Machinery: B&W 7K98MC-C @ 40,400 KWs = 24 knots.
Built by Hyundai,Korea in 2000.
IMO No: 9193290
Owned and Managed by Hapag-Lloyd AG,Hamburg,Germany.
Registered in Germany.


General cargo vessel NIRINT HOLLANDIA spotted at Ocean Terminals today 12 May 2011. File photo taken on September 15th 2010. The Nirint Line has a number of vessels which call regularly at Halifax loading an assortment of general cargo/containers/etc.Built by OKEAN Shipyard,Niko Layeu,Ukraine in 2007. Previously named TRINITAS (07). GRT 8,999 tons, DWT 12,330 tons.LOA 143m LPP 134.9m Beam18.9m.
Ship Manager:Wagenborg Shipping BV,Netherlands. Owner: Danser Shipping BV,Netherlands.
Machinery: Single shaft,diessel @ 6,000KWs = speed 14 knots.
Registry: Netherlands. Call Sign: PHKV.
Shown above outbound at Point Pleasant,Halifax on 15th September 2010.


K-Lines' containership GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE spotted at the Halterm container terminal on May 12th/11.Photo taken at Halterm on 9th October 2010.
Built 2001 by Hyundai Heavy Industries,Ulsan,South Korea. Owned and operated by K-Line,Tokyo,Japan. IMO No: 9224606. GT 68,687 tons, DWT 71,376 tons. LOA 285m B 40m Draught 12.6m. Single shaft diesel model 2SA11Cy gives speed of 25 knots. Registered in Panama. Call Sign: H9HU.
Hapag-Lloyd charter vessel CANADA EXPRESS spotted at Fairview Cove today. File photo shows her alongside there on 12 July 2010 strangely berthed Port Side to,seldom seen at this facility.Diving tender alongside indicates a maintenance issue however. Built in 2006 by Koyo Dockyard,Japan. IMO 9307023.GRT 66,462;DWT 66,660. LOA 280m B 40.m Draught 14.2m.Registered in Hong Kong.Call Sign:VRBW4. A regular caller at Halifax since last year when her previous name was changed from OOCL DUBAI.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


OOCL NEW YORK inbound for Fairview Cove terminal March 2010 (file photo).She is secured at Fairview Cove this AM (May 11th) in weather to wet to venture out the door.Hence the old shot.
ZIM PUSAN outbound at Halifax Sept 2009 (file photo). Look at that fine weather.When will we get some of that! ZIM's fine vessel shown secured at Halterm today 11 May 2011.Far too much rain and fog as of late and nothing in the water yet to convey an Old Salt around the Big Harbour,so we'll have to settle for file pics of todays arrivals.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Naval fireboat CFAV FIREBIRD YTR561 proceeding to the DREA barge in the Bedford Basin.A familiar site to residents along the shore of the Bedford Basin is the shuttle runs made by the naval tugs and the fireboat several times a day ferrying personnel to and from the DREA Laboratory Barge in Birch Cove.This service has been going on since the 195os and will I assume continue for some time in the future.A break in the fireboats' crews boredom I am sure.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Containerships calling at the Port of Halifax on 4th May were the OOCL/Hapag-Lloyd vessel VIETNAM EXPRESS (ex OOCL ITALY) and the ZIM Container Line's ZIM CALIFORNIA.
Due to fog we are presenting photos taken earlier,Vietnam Express shown berthing at Fairview Cove terminal on 9th of May last year and ZIM California departing from Halterm on 29th July 2009. Both vessels are regular callers at the Port of Halifax.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Crudeoil tanker GLEN MAYE spotted alongside at the Imperial refinery oildock,Halifax today May 3rd 2011.File photo shows her at the same berth on August 5th 2009.
Built in 1992.
Yard: Sasebo Heavy Industries,Tokyo,Japan
IMO No 9012240
Gross Tonnage:79,595 tons.
DWT: 140,700 tons.
LOA 272m Beam 46m Draught 15.6m
Machinery: Single shaft diesel at 12,370 KWs = speed 15.3 knots.
Manager: MOL Tankshipmanagenent Europe
Owner: MITSUI OSK Lines.
Flag: Panama
Call Sign: 3EMM9

Monday, May 2, 2011


The cruiseship season must be getting underway for 2011 with MAASDAM making a call at the Port of Halifax last week,30th April.. A sure sign of Spring. File photo from last September depicts her alongside Pier 21.
Built 1993 by Fincantieri,Trieste,Italy.
IMO No 8919257
GRT 55,575 tons.
LOA 220m Beam 30m Draught 5.9m
Own/operator:Holland America Line.
Flag: Netherlands
Call Sign: PFRO