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
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
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.