Friday, June 27, 2014

Research vessel makes brief stopover

The Norwegian research vessel Vantage made a quick stop in St. John's overnight and left for Norway this morning.The ship is owned by Eidesvik-Bomlo, Norway and managed by Cgg Eidesvik Shipmanagement of Bergen Norway.
It measures 93 meters long, 8,186 gross tons, built in 2002. It visited St. John's in 2008 as Veritas Vantage.

Another anchor handler arrives

The big anchor handling vessel Havila Venus arrived in St. John's early this morning. The ship is owned by Havila Shipping of Norway, it measures 92 meters long and has a gross tonnage of 6,455, it was built in 2009 and registered in Norway.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Atlantic Merlin arrives in St. John's

Atlantic Towing new anchor handling, offshore supply vessel Atlantic Merlin arrived in St. John's June 26, 2014.
Previously known as Jay Sovereign until her delivery to Atlantic Towing is the sister ship to Atlantic Kestrel. The ship is 85 meters, gross tonnage 6,186, she is powered by two Wartsila engines produ

cing 16,094 horsepower .

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Sistership to Orlova in port

The Sea Adventurer arrived in St. John's June 20, 2014 for the day. The ship is just like the Lyubov Orlova the spent a little time tied up here.
When she departed she headed to Sable Island.

CAVALIER DES MERS (the former Marine Sprinter) in St. John's

 The CAVALIER DES MERS, which is the former Marine Sprinter arrived in St. John's on her way to Bull Arm. The vessel along with CAVALIER ROYAL and KATMAR will be used at Bull Arm to tra
nsport workers to the GBS once its in deep water.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Cabot in lay-up and back to pending scrap?

The Cabot shown in this photo tied up in St. John's, which seems might be lay-up now that the Oceanex Connaigra is back operating. The Cabot moved to the upper harbour yesterday evening after it unloaded.
The Oceanex Avalon seems to be at Les Mechins most likely on refit, so I'm surprised they didn't keep the Cabot on the run, but I guess she isn't needed .

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Some more photos from June 18, 2014

The big anchor handler Atlantic Kestrel takes on fuel. The Trinity Sea arrives. The dockyard is busy with Gallipoli, Maersk Chignecto and Panuke Sea on the lift. The George R. Pearkes, and Leonard J. Cowley at the Coast Guard Base.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A Strange looking Visitor

The Leonardo Da Vinci, a cutter suction dredger arrived in St. John's today June 17, 2014. The vessel is quite different then what we normally see here. It is 127 meters, and is 5,760 gross tons, built in 1985.
A cutter suction dredger are mostly stationary and cut soil according to pre-set profile, meaning the vessel does not sail during dredging activities, it uses a rotating cutter head to loosen the material in the bed.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Oceanex announces the return of the Oceanex Connaigra

Oceanex posted on there website that the Cabot will perform her last RoRo sailing June 17, 2014. The Oceanex Connaigra has repairs completed and will return to service June 20, 2014. I guess that's the end to the Cabot, she will more than likely sail for the breakers.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Onego Rotterdam departs

The cargo vessel Onego Rotterdam visited St. John's June 6, 2014  The ship departed again after only a few hours in port. The ship is relatively new being built in 2013, she measures 116 meters, and is owned by. The is part of the Onego Shipping and Chartering, they have offices in Rotterdam, St. Petersburg and Houston.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Research Vessel WG Columbus arrives

The research vessel WG Columbus arrived St.John's June 8, 2014. The ship was built in 2009, and is owned by Westerngeco Fleet Management Gatwick, UK. She is 89 meters long, and is 6,922 gross tons
The ship has the x bow design, in which this concept was launched in 2005. The benefits of this bow design, increased operational window, lower fuel consumption, reduced emissions, safer workplace for workers, and comfort, and high speed, due to less bow slamming.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Cabot arrives

The container ship Cabot arrives St. John's June 6, 2014 on its weekly trip from Montreal. The Cabot previously was tied up in Halifax reportedly sold for scrap (Shipfax) but was pressed back into service after the new Oceanex Connaigra needed repairs to her controllable pitch propeller. The Cabot was built in 1979, gross tonnage 14,597 and is 186 meters long.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

STI Highlander in Lewisporte

The tanker STI Highlander visited Lewisporte, NL June 2 and June 3. 2014 tying up at Woodwards Oil.
The ship is 182.6 meters, and weighs 23,304 gross tons. The ship is owned by Scorpio Management Monaco, and flies the Marshall Islands flag and was built in 2007.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Sunday, June 1, 2014

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.