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





Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Spitsbergen

The Norwegian registered excursion veseel Spitsbergen paid a visit to St. John's earlier this week. The ship relatively small, is 97 meters long


Saturday, July 22, 2017

More from July 21, 2017

The Siem Pilot departed im Secunda colors heading to Terra Nova, she is replacing the Burin Sea. The Burin Sea with Trinity Sea has a contract off Nova Scotia. Atlantic Shrike departed, along with the Cape Roger, and the Atantic Raven arrived.







Friday, July 21, 2017

Heading to Terra Nova

The Skandi Neptune, an offshore construction vessel departed St. John's July 21, 2017 heading to the Terra Nova field to install mud flaps, each matt weighs around 1000 tons each. The mud flaps are used as a blow out preventer.

The Skandi Venture is 7,941 gross tons and is 104.2 meters long.



Sunday, July 16, 2017

Weekend Report

This past weekend was busy with lots of traffic. The ships I was able to photograph was the French research vessel , built in 1990, she headed to Saint John, NB. Secunda's new ship the Seim Pilot departed for trials today, this is a big vessel, 88 meters long and built in 2010, she is not fully painted in Secunda colors.
The shallow draft tug supply vessel Arcticaborg arrived, she will be used in the western and central Arctic doing ice escort, towing operations, lightering operations. The ship has a gross tonnage of 1,453 and is 65 meters long, this is according her her coasting lincence.






The cruise ship Insigna arrived and departed today, the ship built in 1998 is 181 meters long, she departed for Greenland