Sunday, April 1, 2018

Atlantic Sea

The ConRo Atlantic Sea made one of its regular appearances in Halifax this morning, arriving in port just at sunrise. Once it picked up its escort tug off Halterm, it made its way through the harbour to the Narrows and on to Cerescorp at Fairview Cove.

Atlantic Sea squeezes past the Atlantic Condor at pier 9C as it approaches the A. Murray MacKay.  bridge. Tethered escort tug Atlantic Oak is in position and will assist the ship to turn once it reaches Bedford Basin. (0727 hrs ADT).

Delivered in July 2016 by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai, the ship had its initial teething problems, but has settled into the weekly transatlantic ACL service. While in drydock at Blohm+Voss in Hamburg, October 5, 2017, one of the drydock cranes blew down, just missing the ship. At 100,430 grt, 56,700 dwt, it and its four sisters are the largest ConRo (Container + Roll On / Roll Off) vessels in existence.


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