The trawler Ocean Breaker, which is owned by Ocean Choice International arrived in St. John's earlier this week under tow by the tug Beverly M1, I cannot confirm this, maybe someone can. The tug left port heading to the Grand Banks, then both arrived together . The trawler is 56 meters, 1,932 GT, the tug is owned by McKiel Marine.
The coastal passenger freighter Northern Ranger arrived St. John's Dec 15, 2014 for refit. Her last port of call was Lewisporte, she had returned from the Labrador Coast where she was bringing supplies to communities before winter.
The Northern Ranger is 72 meters long, 2, 556 gt, she was built in 1986 at Port Weller dry-dock in St. Catherine's, Ontario. she was once owned by Marine Atlantic, but transferred to the Newfoundland government in 1998
The Sarah Desgagnes also arrived on Dec 15, 2014 and tied up just inside the harbour. The ship was built in 2007 measures 148 meters and weighs 11,711 gross tons and is owned and operated by Group Desgagnes
The bulk carrier Greenwing arrived in St. John's Dec 14, 2014. The ship built in 2002, flies the Cyprus flag, and measures 186 meters, and has a gross tonnage of 18,311, she has three 40 tons capacity cranes on deck. This is the first time this vessel has been here to my knowledge.
The cargo ship Transhawk arrived in St. John's Dec 3, 2014, after just recently visiting the Great Lakes, where she visited Hamilton and Montreal, she departed St. John's heading for Casablanca.
the Vessel was built in 2005 in China and measures 143 meters long, she is owned by Transatlantic Red
The supply vessel Burin Sea shown in this photo taken on Dec 5, 2014, but the ship arrived Dec 4, 2014 from the Terra Nova Oil Field. The vessel was built in 1983. it was a hull of a former Russian vessel that Secunda rebuilt, She has two engines with total horsepower of 10,000. She just recently completed a refit in St. John's where she was repainted as you can see by the photo.
Today brought three arrivals to Lewisporte. The freighter Astron, built in 1971, is 85 meters long. The second arrival was the Northern Ranger, built in 1986 at Port Weller, Ontario. The third arrival was the tanker Nanny owned by coastal Shipping, built in 1993 and is 117 meters long.
The Northern Ranger in Lewisporte loading for Labrador. (photo by my dad)
The Astron as shown loading in Lewisporte for the Labrador coast (photo by my dad)
The Nanny, a handsome little tanker arrived in Lewisporte today right from dry-dock in St. John's (photo by my dad)
Today (Nov 26, 2014) the Scotian Sea arrived in St. John's for the first time. The ship is a platform supply vessel, built in 1997, 69 meters long, gross tonnage is 2,017, before renaming to Scotian Sea, she was known as Havila Runde (shipfax)
The Glory Sky, a cement carrier arrived in St. John's Nov 17, 2014. I haven't seen a cement carrier since Portland Carrier days. The ship flies the Panama flag, is 145 meters long, and was built in 1996, it is owned
The CCGS Hudson arrived in St. John's 0800hrs Nov 16, 2014. The Hudson is an offshore oceanographic and hydrographic survey vessel, it is Canada's oldest operational research vessel. The Hudson built in 1963 in Saint John, NB, she is 296 feet. A well travelled ship.
The tanker East Coast as shown departing St. John's early this morning, after arriving the day before. The ship is the former Nor'easter, which was reflagged Canadian Oct 6, 2014( according to Shipfax) was built in Korean in 2005 by Vroon, and is on charter with Irving along with its three sisters, Great Eastern, New England and Acadian.
The Gibraltar registered BBC Bulgaria arrived in St. John's Nov 14, 2014. The ship measures 99 meters, built in 2004 and is owned by Briese Schiffahrt, it departed Nov 15, 2014 in the evening heading to Aberdeen.
Visiting Lewisporte nowadays you may see a Woodwards tanker either visiting or tied up for the winter. This past week I was there and was treated to the Travestern arriving Nov 10, 2014 and departing the next day.
Todays visitor was the British registered British Ensign, built in 2006 and owned by BP Shipping Sudbury on the Thames, UK, it flies the Isle of Man flag and measures 184 meters. It arrived to top off tanks for Woodwards Oil.
The Travestern coming up the harbour in Lewisporte
Approaching the doc
The British Ensign coming up the harbour in Lewisporte
Canada's largest icebreaker is back, well she has been in for the past few weeks. She is back after a long trip to the North pole, in which the Terry Fox accompanied her. The ship conducted her routine work as well, from surveys to escorts.
Although it was a very miserable day, I did manage to take a photo of what think is a beautiful ship, the Maersk Tackler departing heading to the West Hercules, and the new Maersk Clipper, a very distinctive looking ship arriving from the West Hercules.
Today the Salarium was back unloading salt for St. John's, getting ready for winter. This is the third load I think for this ship. The Salarium was built in 1980 and is 730 feet long and is owned by Canada Steamship lines.
Another new arrival this past weekend, this one is not a new ship but new to St. John's. The Maersk Tackler arrived here Oct 5, 2014, built in 2009 is 73 meters long and has a gross tonnage of 4,678. The ship is a little smaller, but is real powerful rated at 15,300, a beautiful ship.