Monday, March 27, 2023

Something for everyone

 It was a real mixed bag in the harbour today, March 27, with several ships sailing and arriving. In more or less chronological order:

HMCS Montreal was in and out of the harbour as it works up for its deployment for the Indo-Pacific in the latest Operation Projection (see yesterday's post).

above: time stamp 15:58 hrs ADT

It sailed "officially" yesterday, but is expected to be in and out for the next few days, but not tying up in port.

                                                above: time stamp 16:52 hrs ADT

A pilot was ordered for 1600 hrs to sail the container ship Humen Bridge. It was some time before the ship was actually underway, and it departed Pier 41 with tug assistance. It kept the Atlantic Bear as stern tethered escort because the ship needed to make a sharp turn to use the western channel.

The Humen Bridge was built by IHI Kure in 2007 and is a 98,747 gt, 98,849 dwt ship with a capacity of 9040 TEU. Assigned to THE Alliance's EC5 service, it would normally have been handled at PSA Fairview Cove. But due to its size and the arrival of Atlantic Sky the  ship was handled at PSA Atlantic Gateway, (southend terminal).

Using the wesrern channel allowed the inbound tanker Great Epsilon to use the main channel.

The Great Epsilon was arriving from Antwerp with refined product for Imperial Oil. It is a 30,237 gt, 49,998 dwt MidRange 2 tanker built in 2020 by New Times Shipbuilding Co in Jingjiang, China. It is also scrubber fitted, allowing its Hyundai-built main engine to burn heavy fuel.

Also sailing was the cable ship IT Intrepid. The ship left its berth at Pier 9A early in the morning and  carried out trials in Bedford Basin before putting out to sea for more trials. It is expected back in port early this evening.


No comments:

Post a Comment