Tuesday, June 26, 2012


CNAV QUEST AGOR172 alongside Jetty Lima,HMC Dockyard,Halifax on 24th June 2012.
So,now we have a NAVY again,are the auxiliaries CFAVs or do we revert to the RCNs CNAV designation????? I will use CNAV !Viz Naval not Forces !
Built by Burrard Shipbuilding & Drydock Ltd., Vancouver, Canada in 1969.
Gross Tonnage:1,812 tons.
Displacement: 2,130 tons
Length: 76 metres m
Beam: 12.6 metres m
Draught: 4.8 metres m
Propulsion: Diesel electric, twin shaft, twin rudder, 2 – 10 cyl. Fairbanks-Morse 38D8 diesels driving 2 – GE electric motors
Speed: 15 knots
Range: 10, 000 nm @ 12 knots, 35 days
Complement: 55
Call Sign:CZDO.

Monday, June 25, 2012


Containership OOCL OAKLAND spotted at the Fairview Cove terminal,Bedford Basin this PM 25 June 2012. Looking pretty on a super Summer day at Halifax.
Built 2007 by Koyo Dockyard Co.Ltd.,Japan,hull 2226.
LOA 281m Beam 40m Draught 14m
GRT 66,500 tons DWT 66,800 tons
Machinery: Diesel B&W mod 10K98MC ,57,204KW.
Speed:25 knots (max).
Maximum TEU capacity: 5888 ,Container capacity at 14t (TEU): 3944 ,Reefer containers (TEU): 500 .
Owner:Shoei Kisen,Jpn.
Mngr:Orient Overseas Container Line,Hong Kong
Call Sign:3EKJ6


Chinese naval traing vessel PLAN ZHENG HE at anchor in Halifax Harbour on 24th June 2012.
The "Zheng He" oceangoing training ship of the Navy of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) which is on the "Harmonious Mission – the 'Zheng He' oceangoing training ship's voyage around the world" . Canada is one of many countries so far visited by the vessel arriving here after a visit to Cadiz,Spain earlier this month.


PRINCESS of ACADIA inbound at Halifax,N.S. on 24th June 2012.Vessel heading for dry docking at Halifax Shipyards.
Built by Saint John Shpbuilding,Saint John,New Brunswick in 1971.
Type: Double hull passenger/ automobile ferry.
Owned by Transport Canada,Ottawa.
Operated by BayFerries,Charlottetown,P.E.I.
... Route: Ferry link between Digby,Nova Scotia and Saint John,New Brunswick.
Length Overall 146m LPP 234 m Beam 20.1m Draught 4.47m.
Gross Tonnage 10,051 tons. Net Tonnage 7,012 tons. DWT 2,447 tons.
Machinery: Twin screw diesel. Speed 15.5 knots.
Flag: Canada
Call Sign: VGDT
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Containership ITALY EXPRESS inbound at the Narrows bridge,Halifax,N.S. on June 20th 2012.
Air draught gave only 2.6 m air gap.
IMO No:9306990
Built 2006 by Koyo Dockyard,Jpn.
Former Name: OOCL VANCOUVER (10)
... Gross Tonnage:66,462 tons.
DWT 66,800 tons
Overall length 278,90M, Beam:40,00M, Max draught :14,00M
Machinery:Single shaft diesel: B&W Model 10K98MC, @ 57,204 KWs=maximum speed 25 knots.
Container capacity: 5,888 TEU with 500 reefers.
Owner: Shoei Kisen
Manager: Hapag-Lloyd
Flag: Panama
Call Sign:3EBG2
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Friday, June 15, 2012


Refined products tanker ANCE anchored in the Bedford Basin,Halifax,Nova Scotia on 12 June 2012.
IMO No: 9323314 MMSI:538002614
Build 2006
Dimensions: LOA 195.3 (m),LPP 187.3;Beam 32.2,Depth 17.8,Draught 12.5.
NET TONNAGE:15,308 t
Manager: Latvia Shipping Company.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Cruiseship DISNEY MAGIC made its first call at the Port of Halifax on 12th June 2012. It is the first time a Disney vessel has called here to our knowledge,and this season should see about a dozen calls by the ship from New York,
DISNEY MAGIC is shown here alongside Pier 22,Halifax on 12th June.
Ship Type: Passenger/cruise ship
IMO: 9126807, MMSI: 308516000
Year Built: 1998
Length : 294 m, Beam:32 m, Draught: 8.1m.
Gross Tonnage: 83,338 t, Dead Weight: 84,52 t.
... Speed recorded (Max / Average): 19.2 / 17.9 knots
Flag: Bahamas
Call Sign: C6PT7

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

AFL New England Ctnd.

AFL New England
Crew of arrested AFL New England begins to make way home As ChroniceHerald in Halifax reports, some members of the crew of the stranded container ship AFL New England headed home Tuesday, with remaining officers expected to depart Wednesday. The beleaguered ship will be shut down entirely and left under the care of the Halifax Port Authority pending a creditor’s sale through the courts. “Members of the crew are understandably in high spirits to be making their way home,” George Malec, the authority’s vice-president of business development and operations, said Tuesday. Malec said the ship will likely remain tied up at the port for months. “It will go through the legal process as an asset, leading to a sale and eventual court settlement for creditors,” he said. It is the latest development in a saga that saw the German-owned vessel arrested by the Federal Court of Canada on April 27.
Extract from Vessel Tracker June 6th 2012.

Monday, June 4, 2012


Hapag-Lloyd containership STUTTGART EXPRESS sailed from Halifax on 4th June after a stay in the Port for a record number of days due to an onboard fuel (bunker) leak into the cargo hold area.Normally theses vessels are turned around in less than ten hours. The two berths at Fairview Cove were  working again with OOCL ANTWERP and KIEL EXPRESS alongside AM on the 4th.
IMO No: 9038907.
Previous name(s):Sea Vigor.
Built 1995 by Samsung Heavy Industries,Koje,S.Korea.
GRT 53,904 tons
Capacity 4,639 teu.
L 294 B 32.3 D 13.5
Machinery: Diesel B&W mod 9K90MC 36,510KWs=23 kts.
Owner/Manager: Hapag-Lloyd,AG,Hamburg,Germany.
Call Sign: DGBE