Saturday, February 28, 2015

Normand Vision.. first time

The Multi purpose offshore supply vessel Normand Vision arrived in St. John's this past week for a stopover on her way to Norway. The ship was built in 2014 and measures 156 meters, she has a helicopter pad on her bow.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Icebreaking in Lewisporte

The light icebreaker George R. Pearkes was in Lewisporte the pass few days getting ready to escort the tanker Nanny from Lewisporte. The icebreaker is busy as ice has choked the area resulting in the Fogo ferry not being able to operate, as well as other request for service.
George R. Pearkes departing

Nanny in the middle

Pearkes leading the way. (photos taken by my dad)

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Supply Ships in port

Feb 16, 2015, there were five supply ships in port.
Maersk Beater

Maersk Chancellor, Maersk Detector and Maersk Dispatcher, also the Maersk Placentia was in as well

Monday, February 16, 2015

Oceanex Connaigra...windy arrival

The container ship Oceanex Connaigra arrived St. John's today in very windy conditions. I would say the ship had a rough time between ice conditions in the gulf and storm force winds.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Some other activity from Sunday Feb 8, 2015

The CCGS Cape Roger departed before the Transpine arrived

Atlantic Merlin

Atlantic Kestrel

Atlantic Raven

First Time Arrival

The RoRo cargo ship Transpine arrived St. John's Feb 8, 2015. The ship built in 2002 is 179 meters long, has a gross tonnage of 20,851 and is fitted with a stern door, it is owned by Transatlantic Rederi.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Little ferry Northern Seal

The inshore ferry Northern Seal was in port today. The vessel owned by Norcon Marine operated between Bay L'argent and Pools Cove. The vessel was built in 1966 in St. John's by EF Barnes, LTD and named Strathcona III. She was a fixture in Lewisporte for many years.

Sarah Desgagnes...back again

The Sarah Desgagnes arrived in St. John's Feb 1, 2015 from Saint John, NB. The last time the ship was here was Dec 15, 2014.
The tankers voyage started in Quebec back in Dec, she sailed to New York, then to Halifax where she stayed for a short period, she then left for Saint John, and then on to St. John's. The ship shifted from the oil terminal to across the harbour today.
Moving across the harbour

Secured across the harbour

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.