Saturday, September 16, 2017

The Silver Explorer and Atlanttic Raven

Friday brought the smaller Silver Explorer in for a visit, launched in 1989, she 354 feet long, she can carry 132 passengers and 115 crew.

The Atlantic Raven departed Friday heading for the Hebron Oil Field

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Lots of cruise ships

This Week was a busy week for cruise ships. First on Sunday wass the Aidaluna, then Monday came the Vision of the Seas, then tuesday came the Seabourn Quest and Rotterdam. Wednesday the Zuiderdam and National Geographic Explorer and Todayis the Marco Polo.
Seabourn Quest

Seabourn Quest


Serenade of the Seas
on its way from Iceland, the ship had to medavc a sick passenger off, so they stopped just off Fort Amherst. Using the ships tender they took the passenger  to awaiting ambulance. The ship then continued on to Halifax 

National Geographic Explorer 

National Geographic Explorer 



In the driving rain, the Vision of the Seas 

In the driving rain, the Vision of the Seas 

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Big Visitor

The big cruise ship Mein SSchiff 6 arrived St. John's Aug 29, 2017 at around 0700hrs and departed at 1900hrs. The ship was built in 2017 and measures 969 feet, gross tonnage 98,811, carries 2,790 passengers and 1,030 crew, and is owned by TUI Cruises.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Tug and Barge Visits Lewisporte

The Tug Beverly M 1 arrived towing the barge Dowden Spirit. The tug and Barge are heading to Makkovik where a wharf is being constructed.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Louis arrives

Cabada's largest icebreaker Louis S St. Laurent arrived St. John's today from Quebec where is was a refit. I am thinking she arrived here to prepare to head North. The ship was launched in 1966, and in service since 1969, she is 369 feet and has three propellers . She has had many refits over the years, and the latest costing $14 million. The Louis tied up at the Coast Guard Base for the first time, this was possible due to funding for dredging so all coast huard ships can tie up there

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Weekend Report

The weekend was great weather wise and great for picture taking  Saturday I was finally able to get some photos of the Atlantic Heron depart and head to the Hebron field. Today I was able to photograph the Ernst Shackleton arrive today in perfect conditions, the ship arrived from Bay Bulls. And lastly passing by Cape Spearwas the yacht Sycara V heading for Torbay.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Legionnaire finally on the run

The new ferry Legionnaire started its ferry run today, on the Portugal Cove -Bell Island Run. The ferry was to have started earlier, but delays in wharf upgrades delayed the ship. Built in Romania in 016, she measures 80.9 meters, 4,459 GT