Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Still looking good

The ferry Sir Robert Bond shown tired up at the Newdock wharf in St. John's still looks good for a 37 year old ship.
The ship just recently came out of the graving dock so the CCGS Sir William Alexander can be dry-docked, but is going back on dry-dcok once the William Alexander is finished.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Burin Sea at the Shipyard

The supply vessel Burin Sea has spent the last couple weeks at the shipyard in St. John's, apparently the ship has engine problems.

Monday, June 25, 2012

In for Refit

The Dartmouth, nova Scotia based Sir William Alexander shown in these photos heading into the graving dock at Newdock shipyard in St. John's for refit which is to last 5-6 weeks.

Leaving port

The Canadian coast guard fisheries patrol vessel Leonard J. Cowley departing St. John's June 17, 2012 heading for the Grand Banks for fisheries patrol.

Friday, June 22, 2012

DP Reel

The cable layer DP Reel arrived in St. John's June 19, 2012. She was built in 1976, is 91 meters long and flies the St. Vincent Grendines flag.

Atlantic Raven

Atlantic towings Supply vessel Atlantic Raven shown secured in St. John's June 19, 2012. The vessel built in 1999 in Denmark, she is 75 meter's long and has 4 Bergen Diesels producing 14,400 HP.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

CCGS Vladykov

The little nearshore fisheries research vessel Valdykov shown secured in St. John's June 19, 2012 ahead of the much larger coast guard ship Terry Fox. The Valdykov is now stationed in St. John's, and will replace the CCGS Shamook which is 35 years old. The Valdykov was built in Matane, Quebec at a cost of $16 million

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Pourquois Pas?

The France registered Research vessel Pourquois Pas shown secured in St. John's June 19, 2012.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Getting Ready for the Arctic

The CCGS Louis S St Laurent shown secured in St. John's June 19, 2012 on a beautiful sunny day. The ship will be leaving soon for the Arctic

Havelstern in port

The Woodward groups other purchase from 2011, the Havelstern arrived in St. John's for some new paint, and to gey the Woodward Group markings on the hull.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

HMCS St.John's

The Canadian warship HMCS St. John's as shown secured in St. John's June 17, 2012. The ship arrived here for the weekend to meet 12 of its crew who ran the rock. The crew has been doing this for 17 years, where they run from Port aux Basques to St. John's to raise money for the Childrens wish foundation.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Seeadler pays another visit

The German patrol vessel Seeadler paid another visit to St. John's again this year, photo taken June 11, 2012. the ship departed later in the day for Rostock.

Thor Omega

The Thor Omega shown in this photo secured in St. John's June 12, 2012. The ship built in 2008 flag the Faroese flag, is 1,061 GT and has a overall length of 55.10 meter's

Ham 318

The Trailing suction Hopper Dredge Ham 318 shown secured in St. John's June 12, 2012. The ship built in 2001 arrived here from Spain.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

All painted

The tanker Alsterstern viewed from across the harbor looks to be all painted and ready to go,taken June 12, 2012.

Getting some new paint

The tanker Alsterstern as shown in St. John's June 11, 2012 being painted and having some other work done before the ship starts operations in the Arctic. The tanker was built in 1994 is owned by the Woodward Group.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Returning from the Offshore

The Supply vessel Maersk challenger arriving St. John's June 4, 2012 from the Whiterose Field off the coast of Newfoundland. The vessel seems to have some sort of gear set up on the stern maybe used to survey or map the fieeld for furture development.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Leaving after Refit

The Quebec based icebreaker Des Groseilliers shown departing St. John's June 3, 2012 after the ship had completed a refit. Commissioned in 1982 the Des Groseilliers will no doubt head back to Quebec to prepare for its trip to the Arctic either later this month or early next

Monday, June 4, 2012

Colorful Ship

The Danish registered Brage Viking shown secured in St. John's June 3, 2012. This is the vessels second trip to St. John's, arriving the first time from aberdeen, Scotland. the Brage viking was built in 2012.

CCGS Harp to be decommisioned?????

CBC News in Newfoundland has learned that the CCGS Harp based in St. Anthony will be retired. The Harp is mainly used for Search and Recue patrol along the Strait of Belle Isle and the Labrador coast, it is the only coast guard ship that maintains a presence along the coast of Labrador. The Hapr built in 1986 in Georgetown, PEI, she is the sister ship to the former CCGS Hood, which was based in Twillingate and was decommisioned in 2002, she is now known as the Marine Eagle and is owned by Puddister trading of St. John's.

Sunday, June 3, 2012


The vessel Winchester shown secured in St. John's May 29, 2012. The vessel built in 1969 with a former name of Lady Janice. she was built in Georgetown, PEI. She is 36.78 meter's long, gross tonnage 384, and is owned by Ray Berkshire LTD of Arnold's Cove, Newfoundland.

Newfound Pioneer

The fishing vessel Newfound Pioneer shown secured in St. John's May 29, 2012. The vessel is owned by Newfound Resources, she is 67 meter's long, gross tonnage is 2,294 and was built in 1989.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Alfred Needler Visits

The Dartmouth bases Canadian Coast guard Research vessel Alfred Needler was in port St. John's May 29, 2012. The ship frequently does research off the coast of Newfoundland, she is also the sistership to the Wilfred Templeman which was recently sold and renamed B
lain M.

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.