Sunday, January 21, 2018

New Pilot Boat and the Nanny heads for China

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.
APA 18

This is quite a vessel

Nanny leaving 

leaving the narrows

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Christmas Trip to Lewisporte

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




Saturday, December 9, 2017

Saturday Report

 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 fjords lifeboat on the dock

Veteran waiting on parts

Maersk Detector 

Skandi Chieftain 

CCGS TerryFox 

Saturday, November 25, 2017

First Time Visitor

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.

                                                 Some photos of her arriving last week




stern view 

bow view 

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Horizon Star

I was finally able to get a photo of this ship, the Horizon Star.



TheVeteran was on dry-dock a short time, I expect they are waiting for parts, the ship will be here til January 

Horizon Star, built 2017, measures 103 meters, 4902 gross tons and is owned by Horizon Martime, a St. John's and Halifax based company

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Back Again

The Veteran is back in St. John's for repairs to her thruster. The ship arrived on Oct 27, 2017
They are beautiful ships, but are nothing but trouble

Stormbound in Lewisporte

Last weeks visit to Lewisporte had the Astron in port stormbound due to high winds. Around for quite a while, built in 1971 she is a true veteran to the Labrador coast.
All loaded and ready to go