Saturday, September 29, 2012


Cable ship ILE DE BREHAT shown at the Imperial
refinery, oil dock Halifax,and alongside at Ocean Terminals prior to sailing on September 28th 2012.
Ship Type: Cable layer
Build : 2002 by Hyundai Mipo Dkyd,Ulsan S.Korea.
 IMO: 9247053, MMSI: 635230000
Length : 140 m ,Beam:24 m,Draught: 7.1 m.
Gross Tonnage: 13,978 tons, DWT: 10,000 tons.
Speed recorded (Max / Average): 12 / 9.3 knots
Flag: Kerguelen Islands]
Call Sign: FOUC

Monday, September 10, 2012


New build cargo vessel VECTIS HARRIER shown here outbound in the Narrows AM September 8th 2012 shows her Dutch designed X Bow and unique profile  while passing Tufts Cove.
This  configuration is the ‘Groot Cross-Bow’ developed by Holland’s Groot Ship Design. The shape of this wave-piercing bow is designed to reduce the amount of installed propulsion horsepower needed and to reduce pitching and slamming in heavy weather. It is also suitable for sailing in ice under Swedish Ice Class 1A classification.
IMO No: 9594303
Build 2012
Yard: Jiangsu Yang Zi Jiang Shipyard, Jiangyin, China.
VECTIS HARRIER,United Kingdom,2FBR6,(2012-09-07),
XING YANG107,United Kingdom,2FBR6(2012-05-07)
YANG ZI JIANG 939,Liberia (2012-03-22).
LOA 110 Beam 18 Dr 6.3 (m)
GRT: 6,143 tons.
DWT: 8,500 tons.
Owner: Carisbrooke Shipping Uk
Cowes (isle Of Wight), U.k.
Manager: Carisbrooke Shipping Uk
Cowes (isle Of Wight), U.k.
Flag: U.K.
Port: Douglas
Call Sign: 2FBR6

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


The AFL NEW ENGLAND which has languished alongside at Halifax since placed under arrest earlier in the tear has been purchased by new intrests , reflagged to Cyprus and renamed.
New and previous names:
WEC MAJORELLE,Cyprus,5BSJ3 (2012-09-04);
AFL NEW ENGLAND,United Kingdom,VQQI6 (2012-09-04 );
HOHESAND,United Kingdom,VQQI6 (2011-09-23);
HOHEBANK (2003-07-10);
SUSAN BORCHARD (2001-09-16);
PENTLAND (1997-10-20);
File photo taken 8 June 2012 alongside Ocean Terminals,Halifax,Nova Scotia.
Ship Type: Dry Cargo/ Container
Year Built: 1996
IMO No: 9134153
Length : 122 m ,Beam: 18 m
Gross Tonnage: 6,362 tons.
DeadWeight: 7,223 tons.
Speed recorded (Max / Average): 14.4 / 12.3 knots
Flag: Cyprus
Call Sign:5BSJ3