The Dutch multi-purpose ship Spaarnegracht made a quick stop in Halifax today, loading or off loading an object at pier 31. I was unable to see what the object was, so it may remain a mystery.
Built in 2000, the ship is one the 60 ship Spliethoff fleet (see http://www.spliethoff.com/) of specialist carriers, capable of heavy lifts, project cargoes and climate controlled commodities such as paper.
At 16,641 gross, 21,402 deadweight, it carries three 120 tonne cranes, two mounted on the port side and one on the starboard side. It also features side loading doors and has distinctive trunk work housing elevators for palletized cargo (usually paper) and ventilation.On departure it listed Chester, PA as its next port - a traditional paper port.