The small general cargo ship Vera made a morning visit for Asian Gypsy Moth inspection en route Charleston, US to Sorel, QC.
In glass calm conditions, Vera's anchor cable is straight up and down. Anchored northeast of George's Island, that is Chebucto Head in the background - the entrance to Halifax Harbour.
The ship was built by the Dongang Shipbuilding Group Co in Yueqing, China in 2011. It measures 7138 grt, 7930 dwt and carried the name Vera under Antiguan flag for owners Vera GmbH+Co KG. In 2013 it was renamed Industrial Karoline for a charter, but reverted to its original and present name in 2016. This time however it was registered under the Portuguese offshore registry in Madeira.
Vera carries a pair of 80 tonne cranes and is a multi-purpose ships that can carry bulk, breakbulk or containers (444 TEU capacity) and operates for the four ship Concord Shipping GmbH+Co KG of Jork, Germany.