Saturday, August 8, 2020

Saturday Activity

 There were several things going on in Halifax harbour today - some of them at the same time.

The most obvious activity was the arrival of the offshore drilling unit Noble Regina Allen.

The jack-up rig has now completed capping five gas wells in the Thebaud field off Salbe Island. ([See  also today's Tugfax

At PSA Halifax CCMA CGM Chennai, a 10,000 TEU vessel was taking advantage of the terminal's new crane to unload. The ship was built in 2018 and measures 112,967 gt, 119,000 dwt. It was built by Jiangsu Yangzi.

Meanwhile in mid-harbour George's Island opened to the public today. Until now there have only been rare open days, but it is now accessible regularly with the tour boat Harbour Queen I  providing ferry service.

The fortifications and lighthouse have long been of interest to those on shore, but Parks Canada deemed the wharf and ramparts on safe. Those conditions have apparently been corrected and with the addition of public sanitary facilities, it should be a popular tourist attraction.

At Imperial Oil, Irving Oil the tanker Tower Bridge was unloading the latest cargo from Antwerp Amsterdam. The ship arrived yesterday.

The tanker operates for the Russian company SCF (Sovcomflot) and was built in 2004 at the Admiralty Shipyard in St.Petersburg. It is typical MidRange size of 27,725 gt, 47,199 dwt.


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