Monday, February 19, 2024

ONE Stork

 The NYK Stork has called in Halifax before. Its first call was nearly a year ago, on April 26, 2023 (westbound) and again May 18 (eastbound), on THE Alliance's EC5 service from Asia. Since those calls, there have been some changes.

As far as I tell, after sailing from Colombo, Sri Lanka on January 16, the ship took the Cape of Good Hope route to avoid the Red Sea, and thus did not use the much shorter Suez Canal and Mediterranean route. It therefore took more than a month to reach Halifax today, February 19.

Once arriving off Halifax the ship took the western deep water channel, close to the shore. It also employed three tugs. Following new regulations that came into effect in January, two tugs were tethered aft. The third tug made up near the bow.

 Tug Atlantic Beaver is forward, and Atlantic Oak is astern to starboard, and Atlantic Bear is astern to port,(far right in photo.)

The ONE Stork was built in 2018 by Japan Marine United in Kure. The 145,251 gt, 139,335 dwt ship has a capacity of 14,026 TEU. It is believed to be the first ship to be painted in the Ocean Network Express (ONE) magenta hull colour.


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