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.

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.