Thursday, December 2, 2010

Torm Lotte

The Danish tanker TORM LOTTE as shown in this photo secured in Lewisporte, Newfoundland. Her previous port was Goose Bay, Labrador

Mariner Sea and Maersk Challenger

A stern shot of the supply vessel Mariner Sea. The MAERSK CHALLENGER has been in St. John's for a while as well and must be waiting for a new contract.

Mariner Sea

The supply vessel MARINER SEA as shown in the photo has been in St. John's since around the middle of Oct 2010 waiting for work

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Atlantic Kingfisher

The supply vessel Atlantic Kingfisher shown in this photo secured in St. John's. The Kingfisher built in 2002 is 80 meter's long and is currently servicing the Whiterose field off Newfoundland.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

BOA THALASSA arrives St. John's

The BOA THALASSA as shown in this photo arriving St. John's on ug 2, 2010. The BOA THALASSA built in 2008 is the world's first custom built seabed logging vessel to assist with exploration work.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


The Spanish patrol vessel ARNOMENDI shown in this photo secured in St. John's on Aug 3, 2010

Monday, August 2, 2010


The training vessel ANNE S PIERCE shwon in this photo departing St. John's July 30, 2010 for training exercises.
Built in 1982 as a scallop dragger, she is now used as a training vessel for the Marine Institute. The vessel was contracted by the Transporation Safety Board to conduct trawls in the debris field of Swiss Air Flight 111.

Two days before I took this photo the vessel rescued 5 people about a mile off St. John's, Newfoundland after their pleasure craft capsized.

Canadian Navy Frigate visits

The HMCS MONTREAL arrived in St. John's July 30, 2010 for a visit, along with the USS Porter and USCGC Alder

Sunday, August 1, 2010


The guided missile destroyer USS PORTER shown in theis photo arriving St. John's, Newfoundland on July 30, 2010.

The PORTER is named after Commodore David Porter and his son Admiral David Dixon Porter, according to wikpedia. The ship is 505 feet long, and a HP of 100,000.

Saturday, July 31, 2010


The USCGC ALDER arrived in St. John's July 30, 2010. The ALDER is a 225 foot seagoing buoy tender built in 2004 in Marinette, Wisconsin

Friday, July 30, 2010

First Visit

The tanker ALGONOVA shown in this photo departing St. John's July 29, 2010 outbound for Halifax. This is her first visit to St. John's. Algoma tankers are rare here, as we normally get Irving Tankers


The container ship OCEANEX SANDERLING departing St. John's July 29, 2010 on its way to Halifax.
The OCEANEX SANDERLING usually makes a trip into St. John's a week from Halifax, the other ships the CABOT and OCEANEX AVALON run to Montreal. Oceanex brings in approc 50 percent of goods coming into Newfoundland

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

SEACONGER in Lewisporte

The Swedish tanker SEACONGER visited Lewisporte, Newfoundland July 16, 2010 to unload a partial load of fuel and then proceeded to Goose Bay, Labrador to finish the unload

Monday, July 19, 2010

SIR ROBERT BOND arrives Lewisporte

The Labrador ferry SIR ROBERT BOND as shown in this photo arriving Lewisporte, Newfoundland July 15, 2010 on its weekly run to Lewisporte from Cartwright and Goose Bay has been the work horse of this service for many years carrying freight and passengers to and from Labrador. A trip I many a few times with my father back in the 80's, a trip that takes 36 hours, but now its takes approx 41 hours with the stop. I made 4 trips to Labrador on the Bond with as I said my father, he was Chief Engineer then and he still sails on her today as Chief Engineer.
I go back along ways with the Bond, when operated by Marine Atlantic she use to visit Lewisporte twice a week, and I would go aboard to see my father, I watched and photographed her just about my entire life arriving Lewisporte and St. John's, and the last 20 years or so my father in law has been Captain on her, so I guess I do have quite a history with this Ship.

Sunday, July 18, 2010


The Coast Guard ship WILFRED TEMPLEMAN shown secured St. John's July 16, 2010 on cold lay-up.

Friday, June 11, 2010


Canda's largest icebreaker is back in St. John's after arriving here from Argentia, Newfoundland a couple of weeks ago. I suspect that she is in St. John's preparing to go the Arctic next month.

Thursday, June 3, 2010


The coastal ferry NORTHERN RANGER shown in this photo on dry-dock in St. John's for a refit. The ship is owned by the Government of Newfoundland and operated by Labrador Marine. She was built in 1986 at Port Weller, Ontario operates on the ferry service carrying freight and passengers from Cartwright, Labrador to Nain, Labrador


A popular ship for the port of St. John's the ATLANTIC HAWK shown in this photo returning from trials off St. John's. The ship built in 2000 in Halifax, Nova Scotia works off Newfoundland in the Whiterose Oilfield.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Monday, May 24, 2010

Arriving Supply Ships

The supply ships ATLANTIC HAWK and the MAERSK GABARUS shown arriving St. John's on a nice May 24, 2010.
The ATLANTIC HAWK was returning from trials, and the MAERSK GABARUS was returning from the Offshore

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


The AVEIRENSE secured Sy. John's May 13, 2010

Portuguese Vessel AVEIRENSE

The Portuguese trawler AVEIRENSE was in St. John's for a visit May 13, 2010 and departed on May 14, 2010

Sub Visit

Early May St. John's was visited by the Victoria class submarine HMCS CORNER BROOK. The sub was doing some training off the coast.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

New Arrival

The new anchor handling tug supply vessel MAERSK LAUNCHER arrived in St. John's April 24, 2010.
The ship just being delivered to Maersk in Jan 2010 is 90 meter's long, 23,500 HP and a bollard pull of 255 tons.

Friday, April 16, 2010


The CCGS Henry Larsen with the CCGS Cygnus along side in St.John's April 14, 2010

Monday, April 5, 2010


Lightering operation in St. John's around Nov 2009. The TUVAQ was alongside the British tanker CPO ITALY taking fuel from her and keeping it on the TUVAQ. Thats cargo was kept onboard the TUVAQ and brought to Lewisporte, Newfoundland for storage.

Built 1977
GRT 11,290
164 meter's long

Built 2008
GRT 23,353
185 meter's long

Saturday, April 3, 2010


The tankers MOKAMI and NANNY shown in this photo secured in St. John's for winter lay-up

Monday, March 8, 2010

A cold Day

The supply vessel ATLANTIC HAWK shown in his photo after returning from the oil field off Newfoundland on a really cold day in late Feb 2010.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Lack of ice sends icebreakers back to port

A mild winter has sent two of Canada's largest icebreakers back to port. The TERRY FOX arrived in St. John's Feb 27, 2010, and the LOUIS S ST. LAURENT was due to arrive back in Argentia today.

Monday, February 1, 2010


The Canadian Coast Guard Fisheries patrol vessel CYGNUS shown in this photo secured in St. John's. The vessel bulit in 1982 in Marystown, Newfoundland is used primary for fisheries patrol on the Grand Banks off Newfoundland, she is also used for earch and rescure operations off the East Coast of Newfoundland and on the Grand Banks.

Sunday, January 31, 2010


The LOUIS S ST. LAURENT has arrived in St. John's for fuel and stores before heading to the gulf area

APOLLO has finished operations for season

The Straits ferry APOLLO has finished operation on the ferry run between St. Barbe, Newfoundland and Blanc Sablon, Quebec and will now head to St.John's for a refit. The SIR ROBERT BOND will depart Lewisporte Feb 1, 2010 and head to Blanc Sablon to pick up the run Feb 3, 2010, departing Blanc Sablon 0700hrs for Corner Brook, Newfoundland.
The APOLLO will be back on the service between St. Barb and Blanc Sablon April 1, and the the BOND will head for refit before picking up its normal run between Lewisporte, Cartwright and Goose Bay.

Tugs in lay-up

St. John's this winter is hosting three tugs owned by Northern Transporation LTD. The MICHAEL AMOS, built in 1984 was just bought in 2009 after the vessel towed a barge from Indonesia.
The ALEX GORDON and JIM KILABUK are frequent visitors to St. John's were both built in 1975. The Alex Gordon and Jim Kilabuk made a trip to the South Coast area of Newfoundland in Dec 2009, returned to St. John's and tied up

Friday, January 15, 2010


The patrol vessel LEONARD J. COWLEY shown in this photo departing St. John's March 2009.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


The new MAERSK NOMAD shown in this photo secured in St. John's Jan 10, 2010. The Nomad built in 2009 arrived in St. John's Nov 2009 and is currently providing support for the drillship Stena Carron off the South Coast of Newfoundland.

Sunday, January 10, 2010


The icebreaker HENRY LARSEN as shown secured in St. John's, Newfoundland Jan 10, 2010, built in 1987 in Vancouver, BC, she is 328 feet long and 64 feet wide. She is named after Henry Larsen, commander of the RCMP patrol vessel St. Roch, which was the first vessel to traverse the Northwest Passage in a single season.

She spends the winter around Newfoundland escorting various types of ships and in the summer she heads to the Arctic to escort ships supplying the Arctic communities and also perform scientific work.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Year round ferry service for Labrador

The government of Newfoundland has announced a pilot project for this year to provide a year round ferry service across the Strait of Belle Isle.
The service is provided by the APOLLO and this will continue until Jan 31, 2010, depending on ice conditions. The APOLLO built in 1970 has operated on the St. Barbe run since aquired by the Woodward Group.
During the refit of the APOLLO, the ferry service will be provided by the SIR ROBERT BOND, but the BOND will operate twice a week from Corner Brook taking 12 hours one way, where as crossing from St. Barbe to Blanc Sablon took 1 1/2 to 2 hours. The Newfoundland Government is investing an extra $1.5 million. Photos shows the APOLLO, earlier posts shows the BOND

Monday, January 4, 2010

Gulf Ferry back to normal

The Marine Atlantic ferries are back on schedule today after wind caused delays for a couple of days.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Atlantic Vision docks

The ATLANTIC VISION was able to dock this afternoon and unload, she is scheduled to depart tonight weather permitting from North Sydney. The CARIBOU remains holding outside Port aux Basques due to high winds.

Gulf Ferry Delayed

Due to high winds in the Gulf, Marine Atlantic ferries the CARIBOU and ATLANTIC VISION are delayed.
The CARIBOU is holding outside Port aux Basques unable to dock due to high winds, the vessel departed North Sydney, Nova Scotia at 1200hrs Jan 2. The ATLANTIC VISION is at the dock in North Sydney, it arrived there at 1700hrs Jan 2, but is unable to offload due to high winds.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

TERRY FOX departs, GRENFELL arrives

The icebreaker TERRY FOX has departed St. John's today Jan 2, 2010 enroute to Sydney, Nova Scotia. Arriving in port today was the SIR WILFRED GRENFELL from Lewisporte located on the Northeast Coast of Newfoundland.

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.