Thursday, January 31, 2019

Capt. Earl W. Winsor departs Lewisporte

The ferry Capt. Earl W. Winsor departed Lewisporte Jan 30, 2019 under tow of the tug R.J. Ballott to Springdale, where the ship will be refurbished from what I head. The Winsor built in 1972 served as the Prince Nova, and was bought in 1998 and renamed Capt. Earl W. Winsor, after a long time serving member of the house of Assembly, serving the people of Newfoundland and Labrador. The ship was purchased for $300,000 and to get it ready for the Fogo Service $2 million was spent. The photo attached was taken in 2011, looking pretty good.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

CCGS Capt. Mollly Kool

The CCGS Molly Kool was taking  fuel today, and was going to be departing this evening. I'm not sure where she going. She ia very nice ship.

Friday, January 25, 2019


The cargo ship BBC RIO GRANDE arrived in St. John's this past week, it sailed last night for Antwerp, belgium. The ship has three cranes, not sure why it was here, measued 143 meters long, and registered Antigua

Sunday, January 20, 2019

New Ferry Arrives

The new QAJAQ W arrived in St. John's this morning after a trip across the Atlantic from Portugal. This ship will replace the Apollo on the St. Barbe to Blanc Sablon. The ship was built in 2010hrs as MUHAMAA, she measures 98 meters long and 18 meters wide and is 5,233 gross tons. It can carry 300 passengers, 120 cars and 8 trucks.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

New Anchor Handler

The new Maersk Mobiliser arrived in St. John's Jan 2, 2019 from Norway. The ship is 10,181 gross tons and is 23,000 HP. The ship is the fifth in the starfish class, which contains 6. The names of the 5 so far is :

Maersk Master
Maersk Mariner
Maersk Minder
Maersk Mover and
Maersk Mobiliser
Maersk Mobiliser very impressive 

The Maersk Mobiliser, departed St. John's early this morning, heading to assist the container ship Yanitan Express, which has a fire onboard, she is 648 nautical miles from Halifax. The crew stopped fighting the fire due to bad weather.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

New Years Day Arrival

The Oceanex Avalon made its weekly visit to St. John's today arriving from Montreal on New Years Day.

A view from Signal Hill

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.