Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Maersk Placentia Sold and renamed

The supply vessel Maersk Placentia it seems has been sold. I noticed a week ago her name was painted over.
Today, her new name. The Storm Express. The Maersk Placentia was built in 1983 and has serviced the Hibernia Platform since it began production in the 90's  
Name painted over on the bow

New name, the Storm Express

The Wilson Tyne, a cargo ship registered in Malta arrived here last night, built in 1980 she measures 110 meters in length

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Leonard J. Cowley undergoing Vessel life Extension

The CCGS Leonard J. Cowley is currently on dry-dock in St. John's undergoing a Vessel life Extension refit to Newdock in St. John's worth a $8.5 million. The Cowley is a patrol vessel used in Fisheries and search and rescue, she just celebrated her 30th year on the water.
Work that is to be carried out is repairs to the hull, main engine upgrades, replacement of the lift used to lower the FRC. The work started in February and will completed in Oct 2015.
The Cowley on dry-dock April 21, 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

CCGS Amundsen in for science work

The icebreaker and research vessel Amundsen arrived in St. John's April 20, 2015 preparing for science work.
She will be heading to the Labrador sea to collect sea ice, iceberg and environmental data as part of a collaboration between Arcticnet, stataoil, the research development of Newfoundland and Labrador and Husky energy.
The Amundsen built in 1979 as the Sir John Franklin

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Ships in Lewisporte

The following photos I took on a recent trip Lewisporte.
The Dorsch, Northern Ranger and Sir Robert Bond

The Northern Ranger undergoing refit prior to the shipping season starting in June

The Northern Ranger on refit, and the Sir Robert Bond awaiting her fate

The Dorsch in Lewisporte getting ready for the shipping season to the Arctic

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Tanker Nanny arrives

The tanker Nanny arrived St. John's early on April 1, 2015 from Saint John, NB with a full load. The vessel was built in 1993, measures 117 meters and 6,544 gross tons, it is owned by Coastal Shipping, and is one of five tankers in the fleet.

Glory Tellus in port

The cement carrier Glory Tellus as shown arrived in St. John's last week. The ship was built in 2006, measures 145 meters long and 12,047 gross tons, it is owned by KGJ Cement Fleet Management in Bergen, Norway.

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.