Sunday, December 28, 2008

Flanders Arriving Portugal Cove

The Bell Island ferry Flanders shown in this photo arriving Portugal Cove from Bell Island.
This service is provided by the Flanders and Beaumont Hamel and the trip takes 15-20 minutes.

New Dock in Portugal Cove

A recent visit to Portugal Cove I noticed they have a new dock built. See attached photo.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

HMCS Ville De Quebec Arrives

The HMCS Ville de Quebec arrived in St. John's Dec 20, 2008 after returning from the Persian Gulf area.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Atlantic Vision Departs St. John's

The Atlantic Vision departed St. John's Dec 13, 2008 for North Sydney, there crew training will be finished and operations will be completed to get the vessel ready to start on the gulf run March 1, 2009.

CCGS Terry Fox

The CCGS Terry Fox departed St. John's Dec 14, 2008 en route to the Quebec Region to assist in icebreaking operations, this is the three years in a row that the Terry Fox has assisted the Quebec Region in icebreaking.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Atlantic Vision Christened

Marine Atlantic's new ferry Atlantic Vision was christened in St. John's today Dec 11, 2008.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Marine Atlantic's New Ferry

Further to my previous post, the Atlantic Vision is on a 5 year charter at $101 million.
The Vision has replaced the Atlantic Freighter, which has ployed the gulf for some 18
years. The Leif Ericson will become the freight vessel, and the Freighter will be put up for sale.

Marine Atlantic's New Ferry

The Atlantic Vision arrived in St. John's Dec 7, 2008 from Finland. The vessel crossed from Dover to St. John's in five days.
The Atlantic Vision built in 2002 in Kiel, Germany is the former Superfast IX, she is 203 meters long (667 feet) and 82 feet wide. Her car capacity is 531, her gross tonnage is 30,285 and is 46000 kw (over 60,000 hp) Photo shows her in St. John's

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Labrador Ferry Service Finished

The Labrador Ferry service has concluded for the winter. The Sir Robert Bond arrived Lewisporte Dec 4, 2008, the Northern Ranger arrived Lewisporte Dec 3, 2008 and the Astron arrived in St. John's Dec 5, 2008.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Sir Robert Bond

The ferry Sir Robert Bod is presently on her way from Nain, Labrador to Cartwright and then to Lewisporte.
The Bond arrived in Nain Dec 1, 2008 in the afternoon and departed at around 2200hrs, this is the first trip to Nain for Bond, she has nver been that far North to my knowledge, the Bond is finish the Labrador Ferry Service for this year.

The Northern Ranger is also finish, that vessel is due to arrive Lewisporte Dec 3, 2008 where she will lay up until next year

Another tug for dry-dock

 The Atlantic Cedar shown on dry dock getting a new paint job. The tug is 30.8 meters long, gtoss tonnage 400, and built in 2005.