Well boomed off, Fourni has just completed unloading.
Atlantic Willow shortens up and pushes while Atlantic Larch (out of the picture) pulls to turn the ship.
In the lower harbour the Navigation Maritime Bulgare Ltd ship Vitosha completed bunkering and sailed from anchorage number 5.
Built in 2010 by Shanhaiguan Shipyard in Qinhuangdo it is one of a pair* of ships originally ordered by Fednav. The name Federal Pearl.(after the Pearl River) was selected but by the time the ship was launched it was named Eastwind Yates. However it entered service as Vitosha, The Bulgarian state shipping company has had a longstanding arrangement with Fednav, so this was probably some form of financing agreement. The bulker, with three 30 tonne cranes, measures 19,865 grt, 29,800 dwt and is suited to trading to the Great Lakes. However with the St.Lawrence Seaway closed for the season, the ship's cargo of alumina/bauxite, loaded in Imbituba, Brazil, is bound for the RioTinto-Alcan smelters in La Baie, QC, on the Saguenay River.
* [The sister ship was ordered as Federal Yangtze, launched as Eastwind York and delivered as Strandja.]
Strandja on the St.Lawrence August 6, 2017 bound for Oshawa to unload, then Thunder Bay to load, finally exiting the Seaway September 3.]
At the South End container terminal, Halterm, the repeat visitor APL Danube approached pier 42. The 95,263 grt, 112,580 dwt ship is running on the Columbus JAX service with ARL's parent CMA CGM, and OCEAN Alliance members COSCO, Evergreen and OOCL.
The ship's capacity is 9365 TEU (including 1458 reefers), but its split superstructure makes it appear much larger. Built by Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co in China in 2014 as CMA CGM Danube it was renamed NileDutch Orca in 2016 then earlier in 2017, APL Danube as it was moved between various CMA CGM subsidiaries. APL (American President Lines, is owned by Neptune Orient Lines of Singapore, acquired by CMA CGM in 2016).
The ship probably could be lengthened to increase capacity if needed.
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