Saturday, October 31, 2009

Antonis G. Pappadakis

The Maltese flag bulk carrier Antonis G. Pappadakis exAtlantica-07, Atlantic Crown-00, launched as Atlantic Rose, 39017/95 Hyundai, Ulsan anchored in Bedford Basin on Thursday Ocotber 29.

The ship was en route Baltimore to Rotterdam when she diverted to Halifax for repairs. The tug Point Chebucto escorted her in from the pilot station. At 73,538 tonnes deadweight, and over 13 meters draft she is certainly one of the largest loaded (non-container) ships to anchor in the Basin.

With this draft, and a mechanical problem that forced her to steam at reduced speed, the tug, tethered to the stern to provide steering and braking assistance, was certainly a wise precaution.
Update: Because of high winds the tug Point Valiant was called in to stand by the ship all night Saturday/ Sunday, while engine repairs were completed. The ship sailed late Monday afternoon, November 2.

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