Friday, September 27, 2013

Oceanex Ready for arrival of new ship

Vocm news reported on there website that there new ship the Oceanex Connaigra has completed sea trials and is expected to arrive in St. John's next weekend. It will stay in St. John's a few days, then will head to Halifax to fill in for the Oceanex Sanderling goes to dry-dock, it will then move on to Montreal to provide a fixed weekly service between Montreal and St. John's. No Word, if the new ship will replace either ship.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Getting a paint job

The Venture Sea shown in this photo on dry-dock in St. John's getting painted Sept 18, 2013.

Aidabella pays a visit

The Italian registered cruise ship Aidabella arrived St. John's Sept 18, 2013 at 1100hrs and departed at 2000hrs heading for Halifax

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Coast Guard Vessel Out

VOCM is reporting that the CCGS Sir Wilfred Grenfell has been taken out of service. The ship entered cold lay-up last Monday, the crew taken off, spare parts removed, the ship will be out until next April.
Local activist and former Coast Guard employee Merv Wiseman, in his experience, once this happens to a ship they never return to service.

This is another case of the Federal Government downgrading Search & Rescue service in Newfoundland and Labrador, in my opinion and this will continue to endanger the people who make their living from the sea

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Placentia Pride on dry-dock

The tug Placentia Pride as shown on dry-dock Sept 5, 2013 in St. John's. The vessel is 38 meters long and 5600 horse power. It is used to escort large tankers in and out of the port of Whiffen Head located in Placentia Bay, Newfoundland. It was built in 1998, and is owned by Newfoundland Transshipment Limited, and operated by Canship Ugland Ltd

A beautiful day to head to sea

The Atlantic Raven departed St. John's Sept 7, 2013 heading to the Terra Nova Oil Field.

National Geographic Explorer in port

The little cruise ship National Geographic Explorer arrived in St. John's Sept 7, 2013. The ship built in 1982, is registered in the Bahamas, and is 112 meters long.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Venture Sea for dry-dock

The supply vessel Venture Sea arrived St. John's today Sept 5, 2013 and tied up at pier 17, later moving to the dry-dock waiting to go on dock.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Astor arrives, and Departs

The cruise ship Astor arrived St. John's Aug 31, 2013 at around 0700hrs and departed at 1200hrs for Ireland.
A nice little ship, a little small compared to today's ships. It measures 177 meters, and was built in 1987, and was carrying less then 500 people when it visited St. John's

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Siem Amethyst...another new arrival

The Siem Amethyst, a anchor handling vessel arrived in St. John's Aug 28, 2013 for fuel and supplies and departed Aug 30, 2013 for Bull Arm.
The ship built in 2011, is 92 meters long and 7,473 gross tons and flies the Norwegian flag.

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.