Saturday, January 10, 2015

Some more ships sitting in Lewisporte

The Dorsch sitting high in the water after returning from
dry-dock in St. John's before Christmas, will be spending
the winter

The other tanker, the Alsterstern is also in Lewisporte, where she will
more then likely be spending the winter, both tankers are owned by Coastal

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Sir Robert Bond .......What will become of her

What will happen to the Bond, no one seems to know. I am thinking she will be put up for sale, and if no takers on that, then you will see her go to scrap. The Bond has a long history, at first being built as a train ferry in 1975 to run between Port aux Basques and North Sydney, she was converted to carry passengers after the William Carson sank in 1977 and has been running out of Lewisporte during the summer ever since.
The Labrador freight and ferry service was handed to the Provincial Government in 1998 and a big chunk of money, along with the Bond and Ranger, but with the advancements in road construction in Labrador there is no longer a need for a ferry out of Lewisporte, therefore the Bond spends her time now tied up.
The Bond just shifted berths in Lewisporte last week, now she is snug and tight for the winter.
The Bond still looks pretty good for her age at almost 40 years old (photos taken by my dad)

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.