Sunday, July 31, 2011


HMS DAUNTLESS D33 Type 45 Air Defence destroyer alongside at Jrtty November Bravo for bunkers on 28th July 20111. Her sister was here last November for a brief stop over,both calls unscheduled and unannounced. A large vessel in comparison to our DDG/DDH destroyers,weighing in close to a WW2 light cruiser. LOA 500ft Beam 70 ft. Draught 24 feet. Displacement 7,500 tons light/8,100 tons full load. Machinery Twin screw/Royals Royce Gas turbines = 29+ knots.

Saturday, July 30, 2011


Tidy little general cargo ship FRIENDSHIP spent several days offloading at Ocean Terminals before moving into the Bedford Basin to anchor. Photographed here on the 28th of July she bunkered later and sailed on July 30th. Built in 2007 by Hangchang Shipbuilding,Linhi,China.
GRT 4,528 tons.LOA 101m LPP 94.6m B 17.0m Depth 8.4m Draught 6.7m.
Lift capacity 2 @ 20 tons SWL.Single shaft diesel model 6DMK28.
Owner/Manager: AENAON Shipping,Athens,Gr.
Flag:Malta Call Sign: 9HCG9

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Tankers at Halifax Mid July 2011

Refined products tanker JURKALNE anchored in Dartmouth Cove on July 17th 2011.
Built by 3MAJ Shipbuilding,Rijeka,Croatia in 2006. GRT 30,641 tons. Flag: Marshall Islands Call Sign:V7KR7.

Crudeoil tanker MOSCOW STARS alongside No 5 Oil Dock at the Imperial refinery on July 17th 2011.. Built by NKK Corp.,Tsu,Japan in 1999. GRT 56,076 tons. Flag: Liberia Call Sign: ELWF5.

Refined products tanker SONGA WINDS alongside at Imperial Oil 's Dartmouth refinery on July 20th 2011. Built by Fukuoka Shipbuilding,Fukuoka,Japan in 2009. GRT 11,622 tons. Flag: Panama Call Sign: 3FVX5.

Friday, July 15, 2011


Crudeoil tanker MOSCOW STARS spotted alongside at the Imperial refinery on 14th Julf 2011.She had been anchored in the approaches for some time prior to entering the port. Photo taken on an earlier call for bunkers on 18 August 2009.
IMO no 9180267
Build 1999 by NKK Corp.,Tsu,Japan.
LOA 243 Beam 42 Dr 8.2(m).
GRT 56,076 DWT 106,450
Owner: Dainford Navigation,Inc,Liberia.
Manager: Novoship JSC 1,Russia
Flag: Liberia Call Sign: ELWF6


USCGS EAGLE ex KM HORST WESSEL arrived at Halifax from St John's yesterday 14th July 2011. The former Nazi (German Navy) training ship was the third of three Gorch Fock class vessels built by Blohm und Voss,Hamburg in the 1930's.She was commissioned by Adolf Hitler in 1936,named after a Nazi Party member. She was awarded to US post- war as war reparation payment and commissioned in the Coast Guard in 1946 as EAGLE. Call Sign:NRCB.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Tanker Activity at Imperoyal

Irving's refined products tanker ACADIAN alongside at the Imperial refinery,Halifax on 7th July 2011. Built 2005. GRT 23,356 tons.Registered in Canada. Call Sign:CFH8964.
SICHEM MUMBAI chemical/refined products tanker at Imperial Oil refinery oil dock on 7th July 2011. Built 2006. GRT 8,562 tons. Registered in Panama. Call Sign: 3EHA7.
Crudeoil tanker DA MING HU alongside at the Imperial refinery on July 7th 2011.
Built 2003.Yard: Bohai Shipgldg & H.Ind.,Jinxi,China. GRT 84,855 tons. Flag: CHINA Call Sign: BOGG

Saturday, July 2, 2011


HEAVY lift vessel TALISMAN alongside at Ocean Terminals,Halifax on July 1st 2011. Built in 1993 as tanker COMAR,renamed 1999 FRONT COMAR and re-built in 2008 to its present form as TALISMAN.
IMO No:8918942
LOA 217m Beam 45m Dr 10.9m
GRT: 42,515 tons DWT 53,000 tons.
O/M: Dockwise
Flag:Netherlands Antilles
Call Sign:PJYK