Saturday, May 10, 2014

Coming and going

Among the comings and goings in Halifax today, was the arrival of Maersk Palermo this morning, in blustery conditions that required two tugs.

Atlantic Hemlock in the lead, with Atlantic Willow following, butt into some seas as they head out to meet the ship.

Once the tugs are alongside, the ship makes a bit of a lee to allow them to tie up.

Maersk Palermo is a regular caller on the Maersk / CMA-CGM weekly transatlantic service.

Later in the day, amid driving rain, Horizon Leader sailed  from Autoport.

Built in 2010 by Hyundai Mipo, Ulsan, the ship measures 58,767 gross tons, and is one of the largest autocarriers to call in Halifax., with a capacity of 6,667 cars. The ship's last port was Zeebrugge and it is bound for Davisville, RI. Horizon Leader is owned by Ray Car Carriers Ltd, of Douglas, Isle of Man but based in London. It is a publicly held company that builds and charters car carriers to most of the major lines. The ship flies the Bhamas flag.


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