Saturday, August 16, 2014

Portuguese Ship pays a visit

The Portuguese vessel Viana Do Castelo arrived in St. John's Aug 15, 2014 for a three day visit. The crew of the ship crew were paying respects to fallen fisherman from Portugal, who spent many years fishing on the grand backs.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Crruise Ship Veendam in port

The cruise ship Veendam arrived in port early this morning and departed mid afternoon. At 219 meters, and a gross tonnage of 57,092, she was built in 1996 in Italy. The ship is operated by Holland America line, and is owned by Carnival Corporation and can carry 1,350 passengers and 580 crew.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Sunday Aug 10, 2014 Report

Sunday was busy in St. John's, first the Happy Diamond arrived early morning and departed mid-morning for Conception Bay. The Wellservicer then arrived, this is her second trip from Port aux Basques. The fishing vessels Atlantic Optmist and Gipsy Mariner departed. The next arrival was the Atlantic Larch towing the Ocean Serge Genois, also the Akademik Sergey Vavilov arrived and secured to take fuel.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Louis S. St. Laurent....its been a while, Terry Fox what's wrong, are you sick - Update

Aug 3, 2014 brought the Louis S. St. Laurent to St. John's. well almost. she anchored outside arriving and securing at the fuel dock. The next day she moved to another dock, and looks like she is preparing for a trip north to the Arctic.
Ahead of the Louis is the Terry Fox, she was in the Arctic but returned, and from the photos  they were running her engines with a lot of smoke, not sure really what's going on, but Canada's biggest icebreakers are not in the Arctic. The Terry Fox departed St. John's Friday Aug 8, and the Louis departed St. John's on Saturday the 9th, both vessels are going to map the north pole area according to news reports.

Seven Falcon.......interesting ship.

The next ship to arrive, the Seven Falcon, a diving support vessel. Owned by Subsea 7 limited, built, at Havyard Leirvik I Sogn, Norway, in 2011, she is one of the most advanced diving vessels in the world, she is 120 meters long and features a large crane at the stern. A beauty of a ship.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Thalassa, another research vessel visits.

The French fishery research vessel Thalassa arrived in St. John's Aug 4, 2014. the ship built in 1995, is 74 meters long, and a gross tonnage of 2,803.

Kometik at anchor

The shuttle tanker Kometik shown in this photo at anchor in Conception Bay. The large ship anchors here from time to time while waiting for a turn to pick up a load of oil offshore.

The Kometik was built in 1997 in Korea at Samsung Heavy Industries, and is owned by a joint venture of Mobil. Chevron and Murphy oil and managed by canship ugland. It measures 891 feet, it serves Hibernia and Terra Nova fields.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

CCGS G. Peddle S.C. departs

The new hero class Coast Guard Vessel G Peddle departed St. John's this morning heading for Goose Bay, Ladrador.
The ship was welcomed officially to the coast guard on July 3, 2014. It is the 5th of nine ships to join the fleet. The ship is named after coast guard chief officer Gregory Peddle, who lost his life Oct 15, 2014 1989, when their fast rescue craft overturned in the attempt to rescue a diver. The Peddle is 43 meters long (140 feet), and a top speed of 25 knots (46 km/hr, 29 miles/hr

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Another ship for offshore work

The arrival this time is the Skandi Constructor, a well simulation vessel built in 2009. The ship is 120 meters long.
A well simuation, is a well intervention performed on a oil or gas well to increase production, by causing more hydrocarbons to drain.
The Skandi Constructor is an interesting looking vessel with a large crane near the stern, and a largew derrick about half way back. The ship is owned by DOF subsea Rederi AS, and is flying the Bahamas flag

Friday, August 1, 2014

Wellservicer back for more offshore work.

The diving support vessel Wellservicer was back in St. John's July 31, 2014 after returning from Port aux Basques where it picked up some modules for the south white rose extension, according to vocm news. The vessel departing later in the afternoon.

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.