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.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

USNS Apache

The USNS Apache visited Lewisporte, Newfoundland Aug 10, 2011. The ship is operated by the Military Sealift Command and is one of four fleet ocean tugs providing towing, diving platform and other services. The ship is 226 feet and 42 feet wide, it carries 16 civilian crew and 4 military crew.

Photo taken by my father

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Maersk Gabarus and Esta Desgagnes

Taken July 21, 2011 which may have been the last day the sun came out in St. John's, the Maersk Gabarus and Esta Desgagnes shown secured in St. John's.

Skandi Vega

The Norwegian vessel Skandi Vega shown in St. John's through fog and drizzle Aug 3 2011

Bond still in St. John's

The Labrador ferry Sir Robert Bond sill sits at the dock at the Newdock dry-dock in St. John's waiting for the fall rush of freight starts to Labrador from Lewisporte. I heard she will go back on dry-dock this week.

Photo taken Aug 8, 2011

Monday, August 8, 2011

New Supply Vessel

Atlantic Towing new supply vessel the Atlantic Raven shown in this photo secured in St. John's Aug 8, 2011.

Formerly the Asso Ventidue with an Italian flag was built in 1999, is 74 meter's and is 14,400 HP. Now the ship is registered in Barbados and is in Atlantic Towing colors.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sanco Spirit

The former Gibraltar registered seismic vessel Sanco Spirit departs St. John's Aug 3, 2011 for a survey area off Labrador.
The ship first arrived in St. John's July 18, 2011 and according to a report in the local newspaper the Telegram the owners applied for a coasting license to operate in Canadian Waters, but first it has to be proven that no Canadian ship is available to do the job.
The application was objected by Geophysical Services which has a Canadian vessel GSI Admiral available to do the work, but it seem they went ahead and reflaged the Sanco Spirit because the ship is now registered in St. John's

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Astron to help clear freight backlog

The Astron has been chartered by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to clear a backlog of freight destined for the North Coast of Labrador.

The backlog has been caused by recent delays to the Dutch Runner. The Astron arrived Lewisporte Aug 3, 2011 and departed for Black tickle and ports North

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Ocean Princess arrivies and Depart St. John's

The Princess cruise ship Ocean Princess arrived St. John's Aug 3, 2011 for a visit. The Ship arrived from Greenland and departed later in the afternoon for St. Pierre.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Former CCGS Wilfred Templeman put up for auction

The former Canadian Coast Guard Reserach vessel Wilfred Templeman has been renamed 2011-01 and put up for auction. The minimum bid is $400,000, and the closing date is Aug 28, 2011

The ship built in 1981 at Pictou, Nova Scotia is 165 feet long. The Templeman has been involed in many missions over the years bu one that stick in my mind is the 1995 Turbot War, when the Wilfred Templeman white at the time escorted the Spainish vessel Estao to St. John's along with other Coast Guard and Fisheries vessels.

Photo show s her tied up in St. John's with the name no longer visible.

Thanks Mac for letting know about this

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.