Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Arriving from winter icebreaking

The Canadian Coast Guard vessel Ann Harvey arrives St. John's April 27, 2013. The ship is used in the summer attending to navigation aids, and assisting ships through ice around Newfoundland during the winter. The ship built in 1987 in Halifax, she is 83 meters long, and a total horsepower of 8,847.

In the photos the vessel is returning from helping the Apollo make its crossing from Blanc Sablon, Quebec to St. Barbe, Newfoundland

The new Atlantic Kestrel arriving

Atlantic Towings new anchor handeling vessel Atlantic Kestrel arriving St. John's April 27, 2013. The Kestrel is currently servicing the drill rig West Aquarius on the Flemish Cap off the coast of Newfoundland.

Monday, April 8, 2013

wintering Tankers

The Woodward Groups tankers the Mokami, Havelstern, Alsterstern, and Travestern all secured Lewisporte, Newfoundland for the winter.

New Tanker in / old tanker out

The Woodward Group new tanker, the Travestern shown in this photo secured in Lewisporte. The ship arrived late Feb and is now getting ready for the upcoming shipping season. The ship was built in 1993, is 161 meters, and has a gross tonnage of 11,423, she joins sisters Havelstern and Alsterstern.

With this new addition I'm hearing unconfirmed reports that the Tuvaq which is wintering in Botwood has been sold.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Going on patrol

The little Canadian Coast Guard ship Harp departed St. John's Mar 31, 2013 for patrol south of St. John's. The Harp was built in 1986 in Georgetown, PEI, it carries out Search & Rescue up to 200 nautical miles offshore. Its main task is serach and rescue, it also checks aids to navigation as well respond to any poolution incidents.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Departing to pick up ferry Service

The ferry Apollo departed St. John's Mar 31, 2013 on its way to pick up the Strait of Belle Isle Ferry Run betweene Blanc Sablon, Quebec and St. Barbe, Newfoundland after a refit, which included dry-docking,

The Apollo is owned by the woodward Group and operated by Labrador Marine, the ship was built in 1970, is 109 meters, and gross tons is 6,480.

The Sir Robert Bond was replacing the Apollo, while on refit, the Bond is currently en route to Lewisporte, NL to lay-up.

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.