Sunday, September 25, 2016

Sunday Report

Sunday was a busy day with the warships in port, as well as the Aldona arriving.
ESPS Patino and USNS Robert E. Peary 

HMCS Athabaskan and Fredericton

HMS Monmouth 

HMCS Moncton and Shawinigan 

Navy tug Glenbrook 

USS Bulkeley and Gonzalez 

ESPS Patino

USNS Robert E. Peary
Aldona arriving today for dry docking 

Sten Fjord back in Lewisporte

The tanker Sten Fjord arrived back in Lewisporte recently after returning from the Arctic. The ship is a new addition to the Coastal shipping fleet departed Sept 22, 2016 for Cape Dorset

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Winter is coming

A sure sign of winter is the arrival of the salt boat, the Salarium arrived last weekend to unload.  After being in lay-up for most of the shipping season, the Salarium entered service and headed to the Magellan Islands to load salt.

The Salarium was built in 1980 and is 730 feet long, she was the Nanticoke until 2009

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Another cruise ship

Today's arrival was the Azamara Quest, launched in 2000, she is 181 meters and a passenger capacity of 686 and a crew of 408.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Neil Armstrong and other traffic

Today was a bit busy with the Neil Armstrong, a research vessel built in 2014, she is the first of the Neil Armstrong class to be owned by the US Navy and operated by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, a beautiful looking ship.

The the Atlantic Raven arrived, as well as the Maersk Dispatcher. Then it was the cruise ship Europa 2's turn, she arrived around 1200hrs. Up next was the Panuke Sea, built in 1984 but modified in 2003.

Maersk Cutter arrived a few days ago, she had been laid up in Long Pond, but recently returned from helping the coast guard with a oil spill off Fogo island

Maersk Chancellor arrived this past week, she was tied up Marystown with Maersk Clipper and Maersk Nexus, the Nexus has gone to Halifax, anyone know whats going on, I know Maersk is getting rid of a lot of ships 

Europa 2 arriving today 

Panuke Sea

Friday, September 9, 2016

Soon will be gone

The ferry Sir Robert Bond a fixture in Newfoundland will soon depart Lewisporte, as the ship has been placed on tenders and there will be a viewing later this month. Once a tender has been accepted, the person or company has 30 days to remove. I can't help but to take some photos every time I go to Lewisporte.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Freight for Labrador

A recent trip to Lewisporte, the Astron was in loading freight for ports in Labrador. The Astron built in 1971 is no stranger to Labrador, its been moving freight to Labrador for years.

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.