Sunday, January 29, 2017

Saturday Action

Saturday saw the Oceanex Avalon depart, but before that happened, the ferry Beaumont Hamel arrived from Long Pond and went to the dry-dock. The Beaumont Hamel it seems has been having problems since returning to service before Christmas, after having major work done. Once the Beaumont Hamel got far enough the Oceanex Avalon departed in heavy flurries and headed to Montreal.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

On the Bell Island Run

A trip to Portugal Cove today to have a look at the Beaumont Hamel on the run and also have a look at the new wharf being built in Portugal Cove for the new ferry...the Legionnaire ..

The Beaumont Hamel was built in 1985, and is 53 meters long, she can carry 33 cars and 106 passengers.
Beaumont Hamel

Bow View 

Approaching the dock 

The new wharf next to the Beaumont Hamel 

Heading back across to Bell Island  

Heading back 

A cold Saturday

A very cold Saturday saw the Louis, Atlantic Kestrel, Maersk Detector, the new Legionnaire.
CCGS Louis S St Laurent waiting to go for refit in Quebec 

Atlantic Kestrel 

Maersk Detector getting fuel 

Toisa Proteus laid up

Legionnaire still waiting to start operations 

Atlantic Kestrel waiting 

Forward view

lifeboat on Legionnaire 

Monday, January 2, 2017

New Years Eve Arrival and other ships

Arriving New Years Eve was the Margaretha, built in 2002, 145 meters long, flying the Antigua flag. She arrived from Aberdeen.
Atlantic Hawk, New Years Eve with Christmas lights 

Margaretha Jan 1, 2017

Margaretha Jan 1, 2017

Margaretha Jan 1, 2017

CCGS Henry Larsen Jan 1, 2017

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.