Friday, 14 June 2019 11:16

564 Maerk Transporter


The Maersk Transporter is a tug actively working with the Ocean Cleanup initiative, removing plastic from our oceans. She is currently anchored at Duncan Bay to pick up her new floating system and will then move on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.


GT: 4678

DWT: 3507

Flag: Denmark

Built: 2009


Friday, 07 June 2019 13:21

564 CCGS Capt Jacques Cartier


Seaspan Shipyards launched the CCGS Capt. Jacques Cartier this week. It is the second largest non-combat vessel to be designed and built under Canada's National Shipbuilding Strategy. The boat features four science labs and state of the art acoustic survey equipment. The vessel measures 63.4 metres, and the bow features an ice-strengthened hull which is capable of operating in areas of thin ice. The vessel will soon begin the journey to its home port in Dartmouth, N.S. and is expected to join the coast guard after completing its sea trials.



Thursday, 30 May 2019 15:43

563 ural

Built:               2020
Type:              Icebreaker
Tonnage:        33540 gt
Length:           173 m
Width:               34 m
Speed:              21 kn

Russia has launched another nuclear-powered icebreaker as part of a program designed improve its ability to tap the Arctic's commercial potential by renewing and expanding its fleet of vessels. The ship, the Ural, is one of three Project 22220 icebreakers that when completed will be the largest, most powerful icebreakers in the world. The Ural is due to be handed over to Russia's state-owned nuclear energy corporation Rosatom in 2022.  The ship was constructed by the Baltic Shipyards in St Petersberg and is designed to be crewed by 75 people and will be able to cut through ice up to around 3 metres thick.  Along with sister ships Arktika and Sabir, Russia is looking for the vessels to support what is calls the Northern Sea Route.  This route would bypass Europe, Africa and Asia altogether, cutting a long expensive shipping route down, and would be easy for Russia to control.









Friday, 24 May 2019 10:09

562 Universal Leader


Vessel Type:              Tanker
Year Built:                   2019
Gross Tonnage:         156331
Summer DWT:            299981 t
Length:                        336 m
Breadth:                      60 m


The Universal Leader is the first among the five ships to be built by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) under a contract signed between HMM and DSME in September 2017. HMM will receive a total of five ships from DSME at an interval of two months until September of this year. The five vessels are loaded with scrubbers in preparation for the International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s regulations on sulfur oxides which will be implemented starting next year. On May 20th HMM also launched its new Corporate Identity (CI) to reflect its vision and ambition to take a leap forward to the bright future.

                             562 HMM Logo


The new CI features a pride of Korea’s national flagship carrier as well as an intuitive grasp of shipping business. The blue HMM letter embodies the shape of the front of a large ship crossing the ocean, and the red line on top represents the rising sun on the horizon where the ship is sailing.



Thursday, 16 May 2019 10:42

 561 JacobOldendorff


Photo of the Jacob Oldendorff loading at the Alliance Grain Terminal in Vancouver. The Jacob Oldendorff is on her maiden voyage after being delivered to Oldendorff Carriers from Dalian Cosco Kawasaki Ship Engineering Co Ltd (Dacks) in China.

Oldendorff Carriers is a privately owned German shipping company owning about 100 bulk carriers and operating an additional 600 bulk carriers. The Jacob Oldendorff is a 61,500-tdw ultramax bulk carrier with a length of 199.9 metres and a beam of 32.24 metre and 4 x 30 ton cranes. Fitted with a B&W fuel-efficient main engine and fuel saving devices, the Jacob Oldendorff adds to the modern “eco” vessels in the Oldendorff fleet.


Friday, 03 May 2019 10:07

559 Freewinds

Vessel Type:                   Passenger
Capacity:                        360 passengers
Year Built:                      1968
Gross Tonnage:              9780
Deadweight:                   7500 t
Length:                           134 m
Width:                             21 m

The cruise ship Freewinds was quarantined in the Caribbean nation of St. Lucia this week after it was identified that there was a confirmed case of the measles on board. Passengers and crew members were not permitted to leave. The ship’s doctor requested and received 100 doses of the measles vaccine from the St. Lucia Department of Health and Wellness, as advised by the nation’s chief medical office. The Freewinds had remained moored at St. Lucia until around midnight on Thursday, when it departed to the west of the island. The ship is reportedly owned by the Church of Scientology and is used as an exclusive training center. AIS tracking currently shows the next port of call for the vessel is Willemstad, Curacao.


Friday, 26 April 2019 10:50

558 Aqua Tromoy

                                                                                                         (photo credit: Tommy Anderson)

Vessel Type:                 Fish Carrier
Year Built:                     2018
Gross Tonnage:            2500
Length:                         77 m
Beam:                           15 m
Flag:                              Norway


The vessel Aqua Tromoy is currently moored in Duncan Bay, just north of Campbell River. The Polish built vessel, which was launched last year, can hold 3,000 cubic metres of water, the equivalent of eight Olympic-sized swimming pools. The ship provides a pest management strategy, as it can lift farmed salmon from their pens and bathe them in fresh water to remove pests such as sea lice. Before the “bath-water” is pumped back into the ocean, it is passed through filters to capture and retain any parasites. The diesel-powered Aqua Tromoy, also has an on-board water treatment process, while the engine system uses urea to reduce nitrogen oxide pollutants in exhaust gases. The ship has a live-aboard crew of nine, some of which were provided by local Vancouver company Canship Ugland.





Friday, 19 April 2019 15:00

557 oldendorff


Five new eco-ships have been delivered to Oldendorff Carriers since the beginning of this year.  The Jan Oldendorff, the John Oldendorff, and Julius Olderdorff were delivered from the shipyard, Nantong Cosco KHI Ship Engineering Co., Ltd in Nantong, PRC. The three Ultramax vessels are 61,400 tdw on 13.03 metres draft with 4 x 30 tons SWL Mitsubishi cranes, an LOA of 199.90 metres and a beam of 32.24 metres. The vessels are fitted with a fuel-efficient MAN-B&W 6S50ME-B9.2 main engine of 10,000 Kw and fuel saving devices: semi-duct system with contra-fins and rudder bulb system with fins. The John Oldendorff and Julius Oldendorff entered in to long term Time Charters with clients. The other two vessels, the Christiane Oldendorff , a handysize vessel, was delivered from the Samjin Shipyard in Weihai, PRC and the Kai Oldendorff, a Kamsarmax vessel, was delivered from the Hantong shipyard in Hantong, PRC. 

Having sold most of its older vessels, the Oldendorff Carriers owned and bareboat chartered fleet of 111 vessels now has an average age of just 4.78 years. With the company's remaining order book of 38 newbuildings including, Oldendorff Carriers will maintain a young and fuel efficient fleet of bulk carriers going forward. Most of the company's additional roughly 600 operated vessels are also young and fuel-efficient and closely mirror its owned fleet.


Friday, 12 April 2019 13:45

556 Nimpkish


Owned by BC Ferries since 1985, this N-class ferry entered service with the Ministry of Transportation's Salt Water division in 1973, and was built in Vancouver to serve the inter-island routes. The vessel currently runs on the Discovery Coast Connector route, which offers summer service between Port Hardy and Central Coast ports Bella Bella, Shearwater, Klemtu, Ocean Falls, and Bella Coola. 

Built:     1973, Vancouver
Overall Length:       33.53 metres (110')
Maximum Displacement:   371 tonnes
Car Capacity:      12*
Passenger & Crew Capacity:     95
Maximum Speed:     11 knots
Horsepower:     680
Amenities:     Passenger lounge, self-serve food station, main deck washroom facilities.



Friday, 05 April 2019 11:31

555 Algoterra 1

      (photo credit: Algoma Central Corporation)


Algoma Tankers Limited, an operating unit of Canadian shipping company Algoma Central Corporation, has taken delivery of its 8th vessel in its product tanker fleet. Built in 2010, the 16,500 dwt vessel will be renamed the Algoterra once the transition is completed.  The Algoterra was purchased in from an unnamed seller in Amsterdam and is currently en route to Canada and is due to arrive in Halifax in mid-April. The Algoterra is the second product tanker acquired by ATL in the last four months, joining the Algonorth, which was acquired in early December.

Manager:    Algoma Tankers Limited
Registry:     Halifax / Canada
Builder:       Jiangnan Shipyard (Group) Co. Ltd. 2010
Type:          Double Hull Product Oil Tanker
Class:         Det Norske Veritas 1A1 Tanker for Oil Products, Tanker Chemicals, ESP, ICE 1A NAUTO-OC Nauticus (New building), EO, ETC, VCS-2 TMON, INERT

IMO Number:       9442249
Gross Tonnage:   11,889
Net Tonnage:         5,151