Thursday, April 28, 2011

HMCS St. John's, Athabaskan and Maersk Norseman

The Canadian navy ship HMCS St. John's secured in St. John's April 26, 2011, and the destroyer HMCS Athabaskan coming in to dock alongside, also the supply vessel Maersk Norseman moving back to the supply base.

Henry Larsen and Terry Fox

The icebreakers Henry Larsen and Terry Fox shown secured in St. John's April 26, 2011, the Terry Fox just returned from Corner Brook. The two ships are now preparing for a trip to the Arctic in a few months

Sunday, April 24, 2011

RV Endeavour

The American research vessel Endeavour shown in St. John's April 22, 2011. The vessel was built in 1976 and is 60 meter's long


The container ship Thebeland shown secured in St. John's April 21, 2011. The ship has been on charter to Oceanex while the Oceanex Sanderling underwent a refit, in which according to a newspaper advertisement Oceanex invested a great deal in the Sanderling, and as of April 31, 2011 the Sanderling will make two round trips from Halifax to St. John's.

The Thebeland right now is filling in for the Cabot, which is on refit.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Salt arriving early

The Salarium as shown arriving St. John's April 22, 2011 with a load of salt. Built in 1979 by Collingwood Shipyards as Nanticoke has been strengthened for ocean service. The ship has taken over service last year from the Sauniere.

However you want to look at it, this is a late or early arrival of salt that I have seen.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Atlantic Viking

The fishing vessel Atlantic viking as shown secured in St. John's in late March, formeraly the Mersey Vikng, the ship has been in St. John's having dockside work done

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Apollo Replacement

The Apollo is back in St. John's arriving April 17, 2011. The ship arrived to be dry-docked, according to local news reports rope became entangled around its propellers causing damage. The ship is operating on one engine, and there is also an issue with one of its shafts, so the ship arrived to see what was needed to be replaced so it can be ordered and will return to her run, and once the parts arrives will head to dr-dock again.
While the Apollo is in St. John's, the Astron is operating on that run, carrying cars and freight and up to 12 passengers, but most of the passengers are being flown across. This ferry run has had its problems so far, becuase of ice and now the ferry. I'm sure things will be ironed out soon.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Western Tugger

The Western Tugger arrived in St. John's mid to late March. Owned by Midnight Marine she is the former Doug McKiel built in 1943, and gross tons of 389. As of April 6, 2011 she is on dry-dock in St. John's.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Beaumont Hamel on dry-dock

The Bell Island ferry BEAUMONT HAMEL shown in this photo on dry-dock in St. John's Mar 2011. The ferry built in 1985, is 53 meter's long has been used on the Fogo Island ferry rune as well. The ship in in St. John's for a refit.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Santa Cristina arrives

The Portuguese fishing Santa Cristina arrived in St. John's April 6, 2011. The ship must arrived for repairs and fuel.


The St. Barbe ferry APOLLO as shown secured in St. John's late March 2011. The ship had been on refit and made a few attempts to depart but problems with the propeller pitch kept her in a few days longer. A day or two later she departed for Blanc Sablon, Quebec.

Atlantic Hemlock

The tug Atlantic Hemlock owned by Atlantic Towing has been in St. John's for the past few weeks. She may have been on dry-dock but I didn't see her there. The photo shows her just past the lift for the dry-dock.

Astron departs

The Coastal freighter ASTRON departed St. John's today bound for Lewisporte, Newfoundland, built in 1971 the ship will not operate on the coast of Labrador this year, the company who owns the Astron lost the contract to Great Lakes Feeder lines, the Dutch Runner will take the place of the Astron this coming summer.

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.