Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Another Tanker Visit

The tanker Sanmar Stanza shown in this photo secured in Lewisporte July 26, 2011, the ship arrived there July 25, 2011

Owned by The Sanmar Group of India, the Sanmar Stanza is 183 meter's long and 32 meter's wide and was built in 1999.

Photos taken by my father

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

New Tanker for the Woodward Group

Arriving in Lewisporte, Newfoundland July 23, 2011 from Goteborg, Sweden was the Alsterstern.

The ship built in 1994 measures 161 meters, has a gross tonnage of 11,426, previously owned by Rigel Schiffanfts of Germany. Not sure where the ship will operate, but I would say she will be brought over to Canadian flag very soon, registered in St. John's, Newfoundland as of July 26, 2011..thanks Mac for letting me know.

Photos taken by my father

Thursday, July 21, 2011

First Visit

This may be the first visit for the Esta Desgagnes into St. John's. The vessel arrived the evening of July 20, 2011 and is at the dock unloading mud oil for offshore drilling.

The Esta Desgagnes built in 1992 is the former Emerald Star and was aquired by Desgagnes a couple of years ago.

OSC Vlistdiep visits

The OSC Vlistdiep arrived in St. John's this morning. The ship is 118 meter's long and flies the Netherlands flag and was built in 2007.

Maersk Detector departs

The offshore supply vessel Maersk Detector departs St. John's July 21, 2011 bound for the Whiterose field


The tug Riverton as shown tied up in St. John's July 13, 2011. The ship built in 1975 is owned by Gilbert George Dalton in care of Cape Harrison Marine Corporation in St. John's, Newfoundland

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Tug and Barge

The semi-submersible barge Giant 4 with tug Union Wrestler arrived in St. John's July 8, 2011.
According to a news report from the local telegram the barge will head to Motier Bay to pick up a huge slab off steel sitting in 80 meters of water since 2005, that is when the Searose production vessel left Marystown for the oil fields off Newfoundland. The production ship left behind a piece of steel 23 meter's in diameter used to cover the moonpool, which is the opening where the ship is connected to oil well equipment on the seabed.

The semi-submersible barge Giant 4 will spent 10 days later this month retrieving the plate.

A further note regarding this barge, it was used in 2000 to help raise the Russian submarine Kursk a year after it exploded and sank in the Barents Sea killing all 118 crewman

Friday, July 15, 2011

Refit for the Bond

The Labrador ferry Sir Robert Bond shown tied up in St. John's at the Newdock shipyard July 13, 2011 undergoing refit.

With no passenger service out of Lewisporte anymore the Bond has spent her time in St. John's since March 29, 2011 undergoing refit and upgrades including painting, repairs to thrusters and installing a new control system. The Bond built in 1975 is old but she is still a fine looking ship and has served Newfoundland and Labrador well from when she was owned by Marine Atlantic and now by the Newfoundland government.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sigas Sonja

The Liquefied Gas Carrier Sigas Sonja departs St. John's July 11, 2011 after a brief visit. The ship is owned by Yoaki Shipping S.A. and is manged by anglo Ship Management (Singapore). She is 99.95 meters and gross tonnage is 4,250 and is registered in Panama. The ship is now heading to Norway.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Arriving from the Hibernia Field

The supply vessel Trinity Sea arrives July 4, 2011 from the Hibernia Field.

Seefalke Departs

The German patrol vessel Seefalke departs St. John's July 4, 2011 after a short weekend visit

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Deep Constructor

The pipe layer Deep Constructor arrived in St. John's July 4, 2011. The ship built in 1980 is 126 meter's long and 28 meters wide.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Sea Voyager visits

The Sea Voyager, built in 2001 in Jacksonville, Florida arrived in St. John's on its way to Deception Bay where the ship will be used as a hotel for the workerrs that will building a dock.
The Sea Voyager is the former Cape May Light and is 91 meters and 15 meters wide and can carrying 224 passengers.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Aliakmon in Lewisporte

The Greek registered tanker Aliakmon shown in this photo secured in Lewisporte, Newfoundland on July 1, 2011

The ship is owned by the Greek company Productivity Co LTD and is managed by Sun Enterprises of Piraeus. She is Greek flagged and is registered in Chios. She was built in 2006 in South Korea and her gross tonnage is 30,020, her dimensions is 183 meters by 32.

Photos taken by my father

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.