Arriving over night at Irving Woodside, the tanker Elka Glory is, as usual, coming from Irving Oil's bleanding terminal in Amsterdam. It was anchored off Halifax yesterday, then moved to anchor inside the harbour. It then waited for Irving's Acadian to sail early this morning before moving alongside.
Due to the angle of the photo, it is Imperial Oil's tanks that show in the background, even if the ship is tied up at Irving's Woodside terminal.
The ubiquity of the Irving name however is safe, thanks to a Midland Transport truck on Pleasant Street. (Midland is owned by the other side of the Irving family from Irving Oil, namely J.D. Irving.)
Elka Glory is a member of the European Product Carriers fleet of "Elka" ships. It came from the Brodosplit shipyard in Split Croatia in 2008 and measures 27,612 gt, 44,598 dwt.
With tugs alongside,
NS Spirit NS Pride heads for Imperial Oil's number 4 dock.
Owned by the Russia based SCF,
I mis-identified the ship. It is in fact NS Pride, built in 2006 by ShinA Shipbuilding Co in Tongyeong, South Korea. Its tonnages are 25,467 gt, 40,119 dwt and in fact it has been here before - 2017-05-13 for Irving Oil.
The tug Atlantic Oak is positioned near the ship's stern to swing it around for backing in at pier 31.
This is a new ship to Melfi Marines regular service between Europe and Cuba. It is on the return leg of the trip, and as usual the ship has a load of nickel sulfides in bags, which it will unload here. There are no containers stacked on hold number seven of the ship's eight holds, to allow the bags to be craned out.