Saturday, December 30, 2017

Christmas Trip to Lewisporte

A drive home to Lewisporte saw  one ship wintering, one ship waiting disposal and one in for christmas.

The ship wintering was the Northern Ranger, built in 1986, ship just finished service first part of the month.
The ship waiting disposal, the Capt. Earl Windsor, is the former Fogo ferry built in 1972, she was replaced by the new ferry the Veteran, which is currently in St. John's undergoing repairs.
The ship in for Christmas, was the CCGS Sir Wilfred Greanfell, built in 1987, coast guard ship use to always make an appearance christmas time

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Saturday Report

 The coast guards largest icebreakers are in, the Louis is tied up at the coast guard base, the Terry Fox is up in the upper end and the Larsen is across the harbour, and fresh from refit, the George R. Pearkes arrived today from Quebec, the veteran is still in, the Maersk Ddetector arrived a day or so ago, along with the Skandi Chieftain
Sten Fjord has been in having work done, built in 2004, she is 145 meters long.

CCGS Henry Larsen

Also in port today was the Mitiq, built in 1995 and is 136 meters

the fjords lifeboat on the dock

Veteran waiting on parts

Maersk Detector 

Skandi Chieftain 

CCGS TerryFox 

Saturday, November 25, 2017

First Time Visitor

The cargo ship Rosaire A. Desgagnes, arrived here Nov 19, 2017 and has been here a week, I'm not sure what she is doing here, maybe changing flags, she was Canadian when she arrived now she is Barbados. Desgagnes group changes flags for the winter while the ship sails foreign.

The ship was built in 2007 in China and measures 138 meters, gross tons 9,611.

                                                 Some photos of her arriving last week

stern view 

bow view 

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Horizon Star

I was finally able to get a photo of this ship, the Horizon Star.

TheVeteran was on dry-dock a short time, I expect they are waiting for parts, the ship will be here til January 

Horizon Star, built 2017, measures 103 meters, 4902 gross tons and is owned by Horizon Martime, a St. John's and Halifax based company

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Back Again

The Veteran is back in St. John's for repairs to her thruster. The ship arrived on Oct 27, 2017
They are beautiful ships, but are nothing but trouble

Stormbound in Lewisporte

Last weeks visit to Lewisporte had the Astron in port stormbound due to high winds. Around for quite a while, built in 1971 she is a true veteran to the Labrador coast.
All loaded and ready to go

Monday, October 9, 2017

The Weekend continued,

Today Monday Oct 9, 2017, the Supply Vessel Maersk Clipper after the Clipper  was the Atlantic Heron, and close behind was the Grand Manan Adventure, which just completed a refit. The Grand Manan Adventure is 86 meters long, and gross tonnage of  6,000, a real nice looking ship. Also on dry-dock was the Siem Honne, this pass weeked she is being painted into secunda colors.
Maersk Clipper 

Atlantic Shrike 

Atlantic Shrike 

Atlantic Shrike 

Grand Manan Adventure

Grand Manan Adventure

Grand Manan Adventure

Siem Hanne

Weekend Activity

This pass weekend saw the cargo ship MC Eva-Marie arrive, built in 2007, she measures 7.878 tons and 146 meters long.

TThe Atlantic Heron shifted berth, also in port was the Horizon Star, the Atlantic Kingfisher, Atlantic Osprey, Maersk Nascopie, Maersk Norsman and Maersk Detector.
MC Eva-Marie

Aatlantic Osprey laid up it appears

Maersk Detector and Maersk Norseman, both laid up, the Detector was just out

Masersk Nascopie laid up

Horizon Star, built 2017, measures 103 meters, 4902 gross tons and is owned by Horizon Martime, a St. John's and Halifax based companay 
Detector and Norseman 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Salt boat arrives, Beaumont Hamel in for work

A new arrival for Lewisporte, the Argentia Desgagnes arrived Oct 6, 2017 with a load of salt., built in 2007, it measures 119 meters, and a gross tons at 6,369. The ship was aquired by Desgagnes this year.

Also in Lewisporte is the ferry Beaumont Hamel, the ship is in to have an alternator installed, bulit in 1985, the ship has been on the Fogo Run with the Veteran (photos taken by my father)

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The last big visit for year

Monday saw the arrival of the Norwegian Jade, a very large ship at 294 meters, and gross tons at 93,558 tons. There is sstill one more arrival but this ship is not as big.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Silver Muse and Keewatin

The brand new Silver Muse arrived in St. John's Sept 21, 2017, he maiden voyage was April 10, 2017, she measures 213meters.

The tug Keewatin departed after the cruise ship

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.