Atlantic Oak assists in aligning the ship for the MacKay bridge.
Rough weather may have been the factor that caused something to occur in a container on deck forward that caused it to erupt in flames. The weather almost certainly prevented the crew from quelling the blaze that eventually damaged or destroyed several hundred containers.
I have made numerous posts over the intervening months tracking the firefighting and salvage efforts, the ship's arrival in Freeport, Bahamas to discharge the damaged boxes, and its eventual arrival in Halifax to unload all of the intact containers. Those boxes are now taking up all the spare room that can be found in the Cerescorp container facility in Fairview Cove.
As late as yesterday morning the ship still had a lot of containers on deck to be unloaded or re-distributed.
The Nova Pilot sets out in advance to disembark the pilot off Chebucto Head. With gusty winds, the coxswain will advise the pilot on which side to disembark and if the ship needs to alter course to create a lee.
The ship's destination is given as Tanger Med, Morocco, perhaps to take on more empties as it works its way east to China for permanent repairs.