Saturday, March 31, 2012

Alongside the big Louis

I have noticed many times over the last days the Sir Wilfred Grenfell leaving the Coast Guard Base and coming alongside the Louis S. St. Laurent just for the day and then returning to the Base in the evening...not sure what they were doing, but glad to get a photo.

Friday, March 30, 2012

In for repairs

The Stella Polaris shown in this photo tied up in St. john's arriving Mar 29, 2012 for repairs. The ship is on its way to Hamilton, Ontario.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Port Visit for HMCS Iroquois

One of Canada's three destroyers the HMCS Iroquois is shown tied up in St. John's, Newfoundland March 29, 2012

Commissioned in 1972, the Iroquois is the first tribal class destroyers. Her sister ships consits of the HMSC Athbaskan in Halifax and the HMCS Algonquin based in Esquimalt, B.C.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Maersk Chancellor

The Maersk Chancellor shown in this photo tied up at the supply base in St. john's, Newfoudland on Mar 11, 2012.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

Bond update

The Sir Robert Bond remains stuck in ice just north of Fogo Island. The icebreaker the Henry Larsen is due to arrive at the Bonds location 0900hrs Mar 20, 2012 to start escorting her to Lewisporte

Bond Stuck in ice

As of this morning the Sir Robert Bond on its way to Lewisporte is stuck in ice around the Hamilton sound of the Northeast coast. There is an icebreaker in the area, which is the Henry Larsen but she has been tasked to assit the Beaumont Hamel on the crossing to fogo Island first then will assist the Bond. Will update as I hear.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Sir Robert Bond headed home

The ferry Sir Robert Bond departed Corner Brook Mar 16, 2012 and is headed to Lewisporte, ETA Mar 18, 2012 at 2000hrs.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

CCGS Henry Larsen heading to Black tickle, Labrador

The icebreaker Henry Larsen departed St. John's today Mar 15, 2012 with a generator for the Labrador town of Black tickle. The towns power supply was knocked out by fire to a generator according to CBC Newfoundland, so the Larsen is on its way and should arrive there 12 noon Mar 16, 2012

Bond back on stand by

The Sir Robert Bond has arrived back in Corner Brook from Blanc Sablon and is now on stand by status. The Apollo is making her trips, the icebreaker George R. Pearkes is standing by.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Shifting berth

The ferry Beaumont Hamel shown pulling into the dock after moving from the area of the dockyard March 11, 2012

The Beaumont Hamel departed St. John's Mar 12, 2012 for Fogo Island where she will replace the regular Fogo ferry the Capt. Earl W Winsor. The Winsor arrived St. John's Mar 13, 2012 to go on dry-dock, there is a problem with the ships rudder.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Louis on refit

Canada's largest icebreaker, the Louis S. St. Laurent shown in this photo undergoing a dockside refit in St. John's March 11, 2012.cThe ship was to go on refit from Jan 26, 2012 to March 8, 2012.

The ship left Halifax around Jan 4, 2012 after leaving dry-dock where a loose prop nut was repaired.

Thanks to Mac Mackay's shipfax for extra information.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Ferry Service from Corner Brook to resume

The ferry servic from Corner Brook to Blanc Sablon will start again Mar 10, 2012 the Sir Robert Bond will leave Corner Brook at 0700hrs and is due in blanc Sablon at 1900hrs.

Heavy ice is preventing the Apollo from making its regular trips from St. Barbe to Blanc Sablon, so the Bond will fill in.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Sir Robert Bond update...

The Sir Robert Bond is currently in Corner Brook currently on stand by. The Apollo is back on the St. Barbe to Blanc Sablon run after undergoing a refit.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Lyubov Orlova sold for scrap

CBC Newfoundland today is reporting that the Russian cruise ship Lyubov Orlova has been sold for scrap. The ship will be heading to the Dominican Republic where it will be broken up for scrap.

The new owner Hussein Hamayuni, hopes to have the Orlova ready to leave by mid March. He says he took a chance when he paid $275,000 on scrap prices. the CBC also reports that the ship has accrued more than $200,000 in berthing fees.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Tuvaq and Dorsch Update

The tankers Tuvaq and Dorsch departed Lewisporte, Newfoundland today March 1, 2012 heading to Botwood, Newfoundland to be laid up for the remainder of the winter. They are being moved to Botwood so the Sir Robert Bond can tie up next week after it finishes up on the Corner Brook to Blanc Sablon ferry run.

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.