Sunday, February 14, 2021

Tulane again

 Wilhelmsen's Large Car and Truck Carrier (LCTC) Tulane, a regular caller was back at Autoport and Pier 31 over the past two days. As usual it unloaded cars and machinery at the two terminals (respectively).

Unlike on previous calls in 2019 and 2020 I was able to see the ship from the starboard side and noted the absence of a side ramp. Most car carriers have them, but they are never used in Halifax, or most other ports, so they have been apparently been omitted from some newer vessels.

The ship is also still sporting the "old" Wilhelmsen red hull colour. The merged Wallenius Wilhelmsen fleet, is gradually being repainted in a new paint scheme,with a two tone blue/gray hull. That may not occur for this ship until June 2022 when it is due for its next "five year" drydocking and class renewal survey.


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