Monday, November 18, 2013

Fishing Vessel Cape Dorset gets a little help

The fishing vessel Cape Dorset arrived in St. John's today under tow by the supply vessel Maersk Gabarus. I don't know what the problem is, but she was a dead ship. This is the third time the Cape Dorset has been towed into St. John's.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

New ships for Fogo and Bell Island Runs

Local news is reporting today in St. John's. A Dutch company called Damen Shipyards has been awarded the $51 million and the new ship will be able to carry 200 passengers, 60 cars, and will be 80 meters long and will be delivered 2015.

They also announced plans to purchase a 80 meter ferry for the Bell Island run. They will also spent $10 million is wharf improvements at Bell Island and Portugal cove to handle the larger new ferry.

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.