Down today to photograph the Nanny depart, for the last time, apparently she has been sold and is currently heading to China. St. John's has a new pilot boat, the APA 18, and APA 1, the 18 was out today to take pilot off the Nanny. These two boats worked Placentia Bay for years, and now they are in St. John's and are fast.
A drive home to Lewisporte saw one ship wintering, one ship waiting disposal and one in for christmas.
The ship wintering was the Northern Ranger, built in 1986, ship just finished service first part of the month.
The ship waiting disposal, the Capt. Earl Windsor, is the former Fogo ferry built in 1972, she was replaced by the new ferry the Veteran, which is currently in St. John's undergoing repairs.
The ship in for Christmas, was the CCGS Sir Wilfred Greanfell, built in 1987, coast guard ship use to always make an appearance christmas time
The coast guards largest icebreakers are in, the Louis is tied up at the coast guard base, the Terry Fox is up in the upper end and the Larsen is across the harbour, and fresh from refit, the George R. Pearkes arrived today from Quebec, the veteran is still in, the Maersk Ddetector arrived a day or so ago, along with the Skandi Chieftain
Sten Fjord has been in having work done, built in 2004, she is 145 meters long.
CCGS Henry Larsen
Also in port today was the Mitiq, built in 1995 and is 136 meters
The cargo ship Rosaire A. Desgagnes, arrived here Nov 19, 2017 and has been here a week, I'm not sure what she is doing here, maybe changing flags, she was Canadian when she arrived now she is Barbados. Desgagnes group changes flags for the winter while the ship sails foreign.
The ship was built in 2007 in China and measures 138 meters, gross tons 9,611.