Monday, June 27, 2011

Henry Larsen

The Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Henry Larsen shown in this photo preparing to head to the Arctic, her fleetmate the Terry Fox has already departed for the Arctic

WG Amundsen

The Cyprus registered research vessel WG Amundsen shown in this photo secured in St. John's arrived this morning.
The ship built in 2010 has the new X bow design that slices through the water instead of riding on top of it.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Atlantic Vision now registered in Canada

The Marine Atlantic ferry Atlantic Vision is now registered in Canada, and her port of registry is St. John's, Newfoundland.

According to the Transport Canada website the ship was registered on June 9, 2011.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Local Yacht

The local yacht Rosebud shown in this photo secured at the Lewisporte Yacht Club located in Lewisporte, Newfoundland.

The Rosebud owned by my father was purchased maybe 4 or 5 years ago is quite a nice little boat with accomadations for 5 or 6 I think. It has a fridge and stove and a bathroom and also a little bow thruster.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Dutch Runner

A side view of the new freight vessel on the Labrador freight service, the Dutch Runner in Lewisporte June 9, 2011. Photo taken by my father from his boat

Sir Wilfred Grenfell in port

The CCGS Sir Wilfred Grenfell as shown in this photo secured in Lewisporte June 9, 2011 taken by my father from his cabin cruiser. The Grenfell built in 1987 in Marystown, Newfoundland was Originally laid down as a supply vessel but was purchased by the Coast Guard.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Tankers and the Coast Guard

The tankers Mokami and Nanny just tied up ahead of the Canadian coast Guard ship Sir Wilfred Grenfell in Lewisporte June 9, 2011.

Photo taken by my father

Tankers in Lewisporte

The tankers Mokami and Nanny shown in this photo secured in Lewisporte June 9, 2011. Photo taken by my father.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Another waitng Disposal

The Island Joiner, built in 1973, is 146.98 GT and 360 HP is shown also secured in Lewisporte waiting to be disposed of, photo date June 9, 2011.

The Island Joiner was just recently replaced by the brand new Hazel Mcisaac on the Pelleys Island run.

Photo taken by my father

Awaiting Disposal

The ferry Hamilton Sound as shown in this photo secured in Lewisporte, Newfoundland awaiting disposal, June 9, 2011

The Hamilton Sound built in 1968, is 368 GRT and 820 HP was just recently replaced by the Grace Sparkes a brand new ferry built in Marystown, Newfoundland.

Photo taken by my father

Friday, June 10, 2011

Dutch Runner in Lewisporte

The Dutch Runner arrived in Lewisporte June 9, 2011 to start loading for ports along the coast of Labrador.

Built in 1988 and at a length of 84 meter's, the ship to be very suitable for Labrador, with loading at the stern the vessel also has two large cranes.

Photo taken June 9, 2011 by my father

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Thebeland Charter finished

The Thebeland shown in this photo secured at pier 17 in St. John's getting some painting done after her Oceanex charter finished (Date of Photo April 30, 2011) The Thebeland took the place of the Oceanex Sanderling atarting Jan 30, 2011 after the Sanderling departed for Gibraltar for refit, operating from Halifax to St. John's, then the ship took the place of the Cabot after the ship departed for Las Palmas, Spain.

The Thebeland departed later that afternoon April 30 for Geona, Italy

Monday, June 6, 2011

White Fleet Reurns to St. John's

The Santa Maria Manuela, one of two remaining tall ships from the famed Portuguese White Fleet arrived in St. John's on May 19, 2011. The White Fleet was a fixture along the waterfront until the 1970's. The ship owned by a Portuguese family rebuilt the ship to its original form at a cost of around $12 million.

First Cruise Ship of the Season

The Silver Whisper was the first cruise ship to arrive St. John's for 2011 cruise ship season arriving May 23, 2011 in the morning and departing later that eveing for Cork, Ireland.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Avataq in Lewisporte

The AVATAQ arrived in Lewisporte June 3, 2011. The AVATAQ built in 1989 and owned by Nunavut Eastern Arctic Shipping INC was in Lewisporte to drop off containers and other equipment for CAI Marine, the company that is operating the Northern Ranger, Sir Robert Bond as well as the shore base operations for the Labrador Coastal service

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Labrador Coastal Ferry Service set to get underway

The Labrador Coastal ferry set to get underway. The Northern Ranger is due to depart Lewisporte June 1, 2011 for Goose Bay, the ship will depart Goose Bay June 3, 2011 for Black Tickle, Cartwright and Rigolet.

The freight vessel the Dutch Runner will begin service when ice conditions permit.

The terminal in Lewisporte began accepting freight May 30, 2011. The ferry Sir Robert bond will only be used when needed as there will be no passenger service from Lewisporte, the Bond is currently in St. John's for refit.

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.