Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Tankers to Anchor

 The coastal tankers that come to Halifax are usually in and out of port quickly, so it was unusual that the Algocanada arrived yesterday, November 21, and anchored in number 2 anchorage - not far from its usual berth at Imperial Oil dock 3.

The Algocanada was built for Algoma Tankers by Med Marine Group in Eregli, Turkey in 2008. It is a 8,009 gt, 11,267 dwt ship, ice class 1A with polymer lined tanks. It is carrying refined product loaded at Imperial Oil's refinery in Nanticoke, ON and sailed from there on November 16.

There was construction activity at the oil dock during the day today, November 22, with Eagle Beach Contractors Ltd's tug and crane barge alongside. The ship was due to move in this afternoon, but that did not happen, likely due to high winds.

Also at anchor is the Harbour Feature which also arrived yesterday, November 21, from New York.

The 11,896 gt, 16,909 dwt ship dates from 2011 when it was built by Yangfan Group in Zhoushan, China. It initially tied up at the Irving Oil terminal in Woodside, but moved out to anchor this morning.

There has also been construction activity at the Irving Oil dock too, and that may be the reason for the move. The ship does not appear to have much cargo left on board. 

The ship is well known in Canadian waters including the Great Lakes and previous calls in Halifax. It also works up and down the east coast. Since October 25 it has been Houston, TX, Point Comfort, TX October 27-28, Quebec City November 11-12 and New York November 19.

The Harbour Feature downbound in the St-Lambert Lock of the St.Lawrence Seaway.

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