Friday, December 30, 2011

CCGS Teleost

The CCGS Teleost shown in St. John's Dec 24, 2011. The Teleost built in 1988 in Norway is the former Atlantic Champion. The Teleost is to be replaced as announced in the new shipbuilding program made by the government recently.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Tuvaq in St. John's for the winter?

The Tuvaq as shown secured in St. John's Dec 24, 2011. The ship spent last winter in Lewisporte, Newfoundland, but I am thinking that there maynot be enough room in Lewisporte now.
The Woodward Group recently bought two new tankers the Alsterstern, and Havelstern, and they are in Lewisporte along with the Nanny and Mokami. The Dorsch is at the dockyard dock having work done.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Labrador Freight Service Wrapping Up

The ferry service to Labrador is finishing up, the Sir Robert Bond is currently in Lewisporte after a trip to Nataushish, Nain and Goose Bay. The Northern Ranger will arrive Lewisporte today from Labrador. The Astron is currently stormbound in Cartwright, but when underway will make the trip to Lewisporte and she will be finished.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sir Robert Bond to head to Labrador

The Labrador ferry the Sir Robert Bond departed St. John's around 1900hrs Nov 26, 2011 after a long refit and headed to Lewisporte, Newfoundland. The Bond should arrive in Lewisporte this evening Nov 27, 2011 where loading will start right away to get a back log of freight shipped to Labrador before the winter freeze.

The Bond will assist the Astron and Northern Ranger.

Vega Desgagnes Visits

The tanker Vega Desgagnes visited St. John's Nov 20, 2011 berthing at pier 17 and later moving to pier 18. The tanker built in 1982 is 141 meter's long.

Desgagnes tankers usually visits St. John's bring in I do believe Mud oil to be used in the offshore.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Wellservicer takes fuel

The Dive vessel Wellservicer as shown in St. John's Nov 20, 2011. The Wellservicer has been operating off Newfoundland since the summer working at the Hibernia Oil Field. The ship built in 1989 is 103 meter's long.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Lots of Supply Vessels

There were lots of supply vessels in port Nov 20, 2011. In the following photos is the Maersk Challenger seems to be waiting for its next assignment. The Burin Sea is tied up alongside, it serves the Terra Nova Field. Also the Atlantic Osprey was anchored in the harbor, the reason being the Salarium was in unloading salt, so there was no room at the base. Other supply shipa in were the Maersk Norseman, Atlantic Hawk, Maersk Chignecto.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Salarium makes another visit

The self unloader Salarium arrived in St. John's early this morning (Nov 20, 2011) with a load of salt. This is the second visit this year for the Salarium with salt which was to arrive Nov 19, 2011 but weather caused the ship to seek shelter from winds

Monday, November 7, 2011

Toei Maru No. 15 in port

The Japanese fishing vessel Toei Maru no 15 was in St. John's Nov 1, 2011 for fuel and supplies. According to Mac Mckay's shipfax she was i Halifax Jan 2011. The ship was built in 1988 and has a gross tonnage of 660.

Francoise at the Small Boat Basin

The Yarmouth, Nova Scotia registered fishing vessel Francoise tied up in St. John's Oct 24, 2011

CCGS Cygnus coming off dry-dock

The CCGS Cygnus shown in this photo coming off the dry-dock in St. John's Oct 24, 2011 after completing the out of water work of her refit.

Friday, November 4, 2011

A visit from Nanny

The tanker Nanny visited St. John's Nov 1, 2011. Owned and operated by the Woodward Group, the Nanny spends most of her time in the Arctic bringing fuel and oil to Arctic communities. The ship built in 1993, is 117 meter's long and has a gross tonnage of 6,544.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

VSL Centurion in port

In St. John's for the last two and a half weeks is the cargo ship VSL Centurion registerd in Panama. The ship built in 1987 is 186 meter's long and has a gross tonnage of 17,599.
I'm not sure what she was doing in port, but it there seems to be some work being done on the ship. She is pretty large with her bow lines strung across the dock I had to drive under them to get a photo.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Astron to be chartered...Again

The Newfoundland government has once again chartered the Astron to help clear a backlog of freight in Lewisporte, Newfoundland that has to be shipped to the North coast of Labrador.

The CBC New reported that the Dutch Runner will not be back next year, due to the fact the ship is not suitable for the service. One problem is the Runner is slow and cannot ship the freigt fast enough to local communities.

Government is going to look for a replacement with the help of CAI Nunatsiavut Marine, but if one can't be found they will go to tender to find a suitable ship that has to have roll on / roll off. The government was hoping to have the Sir Robert bond back but the ship is still in St. John's undergoing inspections.

Back from the Arctic

The CCGS Louis S. St. Laurent arrived back in St. John's Oct 24, 2011 from the Arctic, where the ship spent a few months resuppling, ice escort and doing survey work.
The Louis departed St. John's Oct 25, 2011 for Placentia Bay

Monday, October 24, 2011

First visit for the Huron

The self unloading buler carrier Atlantic Huron arrived in St. John's today. This is the first visit of the Huron to St. John's and she tied up at pier 18 in the upper harbor.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Clipper Adventurer Visits

The cruise ship Clipper Adventurer was in St. John's Oct 10, 2011. The ship is the sister ship to the Luybov Orlova which has been under arrest in St. John's since Sept 2010.

In Aug 2010, the Clipper Adventurer ran into a charted rock in the waters of Nunavuts Coronation Gulf. The Resolve Marine Group a Florida based salvage company was awarded the contract and towed the Ship to Cambridge Bay

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

EU Inspection Vessel Tyr in port

The EU Inspection vessel Tyr arrived in St. John's Oct 10, 2011 for a 2 day visit.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Terry Fox returns

The CCGS Terry Fox one of Canada's largest icebreakers arrives in St. John's today Oct 10, 2011 from Canada's Arctic.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Cruise Ship Cancels visit

Due to Hurricane Maria the cruise ship Silver Whisper has cancelled its visit for Sept 16, 2011 in St. John's.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Now under Canadian Flag

The Woodward Group's new tanker the 1994 built Havelstern is now registered in St. John's as of Sept 8, 2011 according to the Transport Canada website

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Another Big Visitor

Today Sept 13, 2011 brings to St. John's the Italian Flagged Aidaluna. The ship built in 2009, she is 826 feet long, can carry 2100 passengers and 607 crew.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Another new tanker for the Woodward Group

The tanker Havelstern arrived in Lewisporte, Newfoundland Sept 7, 2011 from Iqaluit, NWT.
The ship built in 1994, is 162 meters x 24 meter's and has a gross tonnage of 11,423 is the second new tanker purchased by the Woodward group in the last 3 or months, the fisrt was the Alsterstern.

Photos taken by my father

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

In port for fuel

The Portuguese fishing vessel Averiense arrived in St. John's Sept 6, 2011 in the morning for fuel and departed again in the evening.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Big Visitor

The Cruise ship Eurodam arrived in St. John's Sept 6, 2011. The ship is 935 feet long and can carry 2,104 passengers and 929 crew.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Other Activity from Sept 2, 2011

The Articulated tug and barge combination Coho and barge Penn 92 as shown secured in St. John's Sept 2, 2011. The tug Coho is 4000 HP and registed in the United States. The Penn 92 is an asphalt barge and is 414 feet long.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Happy Ranger in port

The Cargo ship Happy Ranger as shown secured in St. John's Sept 2, 2011. The vessel built in 1998 is 138 meter's long is currently doing offshore work.

SPS Tarifa

The Spanish patrol ship Tarifa as shown secured St. John's Sept 2, 2011. The ship laid down in 2004 arrived St. John's Sept 1, 2011.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Supply vessel Departs

The supply vessel Atlantic Eagle shown departing St. John's Aug 28, 2011. The Atlantic Eagle built in 1999 is a anchor handling tug supply vessel, 75 meters long and a top speed of 16 knots, she has 2 bergen engines with a total horsepower of 14,400, she also has a maxium bollard pull of 177 tons. She services the Terra Nova Oil Field 350 KM off the coast of Newfoundland

Atlantic Raven now Canadian

The Supply vessel Atlantic Raven was reflagged Canadian Aug 30, 2011. Built in 1999 the vessel is the new addition to the Atlantic Towing fleet.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Busy Supply Base

The Harvey's offshore supply base in St. John's was very busy today with 5 vessels tied up.
They included the Trinity Sea, Burin Sea, Maersk Dispatcher, Maersk Detector and the Atlantic Hawk

Another Seismic ship arrival

The Norwegian flagged Atlantic Guardian is the latest survey ship to arrive St. John's arriving today Aug 17, 2011. The ship built in 2001, measures 104 meter's long and is owned by Global Marine Systems.

Sunday, August 14, 2011


The stand by vessel Anticosti shown in St.John's harbor Aug 14, 2011 coming into the dock.
The vessel is currently being used to stand by seismic activity being carried out off Newfoundland

Portuguese Navy Visits

The Portuguese Navy Corvette NRP Jacindo Candido shown secured in St. John's Aug 14, 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011

CCGS Matthew and USNS Apache in Lewisporte

The CCGS Matthew and USNS Apache shown secured in Lewisporte, Newfoundland Aug 10, 2011.

Photo and previous photo were taken by my father

CCGS Matthew in Lewisporte

The CCGS Matthew visited Lewisporte this past week. The Matthew built in 1990 is a hydrographic survey vessel and is based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

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.