Tuesday, July 14, 2015


It was mostly a day of departures as far as my camera was concerned.

The auto carrier Bishu Highway, I beliewve oin its first visit to Halifax, arrived in fog and sailed into fog, but it was clear while making its way out of Eastern Passage into the lower harbour.

Built in 2009 by Shin Kurushima in Toyohashi the 56,978 grt ship is operated by K-Line under the Japanese flag.

Fog lingered off Meagher's Beach and the ship soon disappeared from view.

Another Japanese owned first time caller was NYK Romulus, which also arrived in fog and sailed into fog. Its outbound passage through the harbour was clear however.

It flies the Singapore flag for NYK Line and was built in 2009 by Hyundai in Samho, South Korea. It is a 55,487 grt, 65,883 dwt ship with a capacity of 4922 TEU , including 330 reefers.

The last sailing before fog really took over the harbour was Stadt Cadiz which finally got underway from Bedford Basin after five weeks in port for main engine repairs.

During that time the crew managed to do a lot of painting, but only got about halfway aft on the starboard side. The ship is givning Brooklyn, NY as its next port of call.

Also in the fog-free north end of the harbour is the cargo ship BBC Skysails is unloading large diameter gas pipe at pier pier 9C (I still think it should be called pier 9D).


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