Saturday, January 1, 2011

OOCL Britain, first call 2011

OOCL Britain glides through the Narrows this morning with the tug Atlantic Larch on the stern wire.

The ship is the first ship to arrive in Halifax this year, but there was no special welcome. In fact the ship went to anchor in Bedford Basin. Because of the New Year Holiday, the longshoremen are not working. The ship will move the short distance in to the Fairview Cove container pier tomorrow morning for an 0700 start.

Built in 1996 by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries at their Kobe, Japan yard, the ship has a container capacity of 5344 TEU. Gross tonnage is 66046, typical of the post-Panamax ships of the Orient Overseas Container Line, based in Hong Kong.

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