The autocarrier Hoegh Transporter arrived at noon time today. Although it was built as far back as 1999 I had never seen the ship before. Originally it was named HUAL Transporter for then owners Hoegh-Ugland Autoliners. The ship came from Stocznia Gdynia in Poland and measures 57,757 grt, 21,400 dwt with a capacity of 6500 CEU.
Hoegh bought out Ugland's 50% of the joint venture in 2000 but the ship was not renamed renamed Hoegh Transporter until 2007. Since 2008 A.P.Moller (Maersk) has held a minority share in Hoegh Autoliners.
HMCS Windsor sailed early this afternoon. It had only returned to port June 20th after a five month deployment to the Mediterranean with NATO.
According to press info at that time it had largely been used for training with other navies, but also did patrol and tracking work. It has a crew of 59.Canada's small fleet of four subs will be kept running until the 2030s with major refits planned as a cheaper alternative to replacement.