2. MCP Troodos ghosts into Halifax January 7 in the the fog.
3. A fuel truck has just finished bunkering at pier 27, and Imperial Oil's flare stack puts on a show early this morning.
4. As seen from across the pier, MCP Troodos awaits completion of repairs this morning.
The general cargo ship MCP Troodos arrived yesterday and tied up at pier 27 for repairs. There was welding work going on under the port quarter, which is not visible in the shadows of the photos. The ship was en route from the St.Lawrence River, and diverted to Halifax for the work. While here it also took advantage of the opportunity to take on fuel.
Built by Shandong Huangchi in China in 2007, it is a ship of 5,272 gross tons, 7,602 deadweight, and carries two 80 tonne cranes that can work in tandem for lifts of 160 tonnes.
It is owned by the German Oetker company, but operated by Intership Navigation Co of Cyprus. See more on their web site at: http://www.intership-cyprus.com/mcp-class