Saturday March 12
The Italian tanker Valle Azzurra completed unloading at Imperial Oil and moved out to number one anchorage briefly for bunkers.It arrived March 8.
Built in 2007 by SPP Shipbuilding Co Tongyeong, South Korea, measuring 29,987 grt, 50,697 dwt it is owned by Navigazione Montanari SpA, Fano, Italy.
Meanwhile the tanker Ajax remained at anchor in Bedford Basin. It arrived March 9.
Built in 2005 as Western Baltic by Hyundai Mipo, Ulsan, South Korea, it flies the Bahamas flag for Tsakos Shipping + Trading SA of Athens and took its present name in 2006.
Galaxy Ace was an Autoport visitor. With a 6400 car capacity it is among the largest pure car and truck carriers that call in Halifax.
Built in 2012 by Imabari Zosen in Marugame, Japan, the 59,583 grt, 18,878 dwt ship is owned by Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd of Tokyo and flies the Liberian flag.
Onego Batz completed unloading rails at pier 27 and sailed in the evening.
The ship was in port for eight days.See also March 4
It probably lost some time due to last Saturday's heavy snow and Friday's added snow. Only a little of that was left by the time it sailed.
At BIO the research ship Teleost was tied up alongside. The Newfoundland based trawler often calls in Halifax when there is ice in the Gulf.
Nearby the former CCGS Matthew (now renamed 2015-03) is being readied for disposal after a four year layup. A crudely applied coat of red paint over its CCGS markings has already been washed away near the waterline.
Built in 1990 by Versatile Pacific Shipyard in Victoria, BC for hydrographic survey work, it was named for John Cabot's ship (and John Cabot's son) and appropriately did a great deal of its seasonal survey work in Newfoundland. Laid up in 2012 due to budget cuts, the ship was in prime condition at the time.