Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Aivik I sails - where is Mitiq

Now registered in Panama as Aivik I , the former Canadian ship Aivik sailed this evening giving Fall River, MA as its destination. The names of new owners have yet to appear on any web sites I can access, but it appears that they have found some cargo to carry. [see previous posts for history]
The ship completed a compass calibration before it left, and in the above photo the adjuster is just about to descend the pilot ladder to the waiting launch Captain Jim.

The ship's replacement for Nunavut Eastern Arctic Shipping, to be named Mitiq, has yet to appear, but the the recent Halifax caller Florijngracht turned off its AIS, somewhere between Baie-Comeau and Matane. (It's back on in Matane). Matane was its destination, and will likely load paper there.
It now seems that Emmagracht will be the new NEAS ship. It is in the Atlantic en route to Valleyfield, QC.

1 comment:

  1. MITIQ bound for Canadian Arctic photographed under the Quebec Bridge as of July 6th 2013, Yesterday.http://www.flickr.com/photos/naturepainter/9241906365/