Sunday, May 7, 2017

Big Ship - Big Fog

With zero visibility most of the day, it was nice to get a glimpse of the Ningbo Express anchored in Bedford Basin off Birch Cove.

It was awaiting a berth at Fairview Cove, under the large cranes on the west end of the pier. That space was occupied by Atlantic Sea which was also using the RoRo ramp. It was originally thought that Atlantic Sea would move to the east end of the pier when its RoRo work was done and then use the smaller cranes to complete its container work.
As it turned out Atlantic Sea must have finished work early, because it went directly to sea without moving berths.
In fact the move did take place after all.
Both ships are 100,000 tonners (deadweight) but Atlantic Sea does not require the higher cranes.
Ningbo Express, built in 2002 as Hong Kong Express carries 7506 TEU (including 700 reefers) and measures 88,493 grt. It has been pictured here before in 2015 and 2016.


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