Sunday, January 8, 2012

MCP Troodos in for repairs

1. Repairs complete, MCP Troodos went to anchor this afternoon.

2. MCP Troodos ghosts into Halifax January 7 in the the fog.

3. A fuel truck has just finished bunkering at pier 27, and Imperial Oil's flare stack puts on a show early this morning.

4. As seen from across the pier, MCP Troodos awaits completion of repairs this morning.

The general cargo ship MCP Troodos arrived yesterday and tied up at pier 27 for repairs. There was welding work going on under the port quarter, which is not visible in the shadows of the photos. The ship was en route from the St.Lawrence River, and diverted to Halifax for the work. While here it also took advantage of the opportunity to take on fuel.

Built by Shandong Huangchi in China in 2007, it is a ship of 5,272 gross tons, 7,602 deadweight, and carries two 80 tonne cranes that can work in tandem for lifts of 160 tonnes.

It is owned by the German Oetker company, but operated by Intership Navigation Co of Cyprus. See more on their web site at:



  1. Great photos as usual Mac. #2 in particulate is a good example of the "new" landscape style sweeping through the photo blog sphere. I like it.

  2. How do you get close enough to get these marvellous photos? Do you work in the shipyard ?

  3. Bruno BoissonneaultJanuary 9, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    Took the vessel down from Trois-Rivièrers on December 30, nice vessel twin-screw, twin rudders, very easy to handle. We had a lot of problems with engine cooling above Quebec City and apparently, the vessel encountered the same all the way down to Escoumins.

    She had discharged Nickel Matte from Australia in Trois-Rivières and was going outbound "for orders".

  4. Bruno BoissonneaultJanuary 9, 2012 at 5:41 PM

    I think she is part of the Hartmann Group of companies.

  5. I don't get very close to the ships unfortunately. Due to port security issues, I have to rely on the zoom features on my cameras.

  6. Well Mac, you have a terrific zoom feature on your camera -- and a good eye.

  7. The ship is indeed a part of the Hartman fleet. Hartman operates through several entities however: Hartman Shipping Asia (HSA) and Intership Navigation of Cyprus. Both are Hartman subidiaries responsible for the commercial management of the fleet. Generally HSA manages the southeast Asia and mini-container fleet.
    As with many management companies, they do not own the ships, but manage them for investors. Such is the case with this ship, which is owned by German interests.