Monday, August 3, 2020

Monday Activity

Monday August 3 was a holiday but you would not know it from watching harbour activity. Both container piers were busy [see also previous post] with Atlantic Sea at Fairview Cove until early afternoon.

Atlantic Sea heads for sea with light showers and fog in the air. The tug Spitfire III kept company with the ship as it transited the Narrows.

In addition to the MSC ships, PSA Halifax also greeted the Zim Monaco later in the day.

Imperial Oil also had an arrival, STI Osceola with a cargo of refined product from Antwerp.

Built in 2015 by Hyundai Mipo, Ulsan, the 29,899 gt, 49,990 dwt ship is part of the Scorpio Tankers Inc fleet. It operates in the Scorpio MR Pool. The company's web site fleet list indicates that the ship is scrubber equipped.

There was also activity in HMC Dockyard, with Asterix back alongside after fueling at Irving Oil. It will head back to sea tomorrow. HMCS Halifax was in and out after various activities in local waters. Also the first visiting US ship this year, USCGC Tahoma docked in HMC Dockyard, but well away from other ships!

The cutter will be sailing tomorrow to participate in operation Nanook, so may be doing some coordination work or provisioning before heading north to work with the RCN'S annual northern operation.

That activity will look quite different in the next few years as the new Nanisivik naval base is due to be completed for next year. The navy also took delivery July 31 of AOPS1, which will become HMCS Harry Dewolf when it is commissioned into the RCN next year. The ship is now docked at its new jetty at HMC Dockyard


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