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Orient Dispatch for CFIA inspection
Spring is here, with the first CFIA Gypsy Moth Inspection. Vessels entering Canadian waters for areas where gypsy moths exist are required to provide documentation that the ship is Moth Free. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency then inspects ships to ensure...

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Whats in the Bag
A recent trend has been Whats in the Bag Posts, Where Various bloggers post what they carry in their Laptop Bags. Since I occasionally like to pull back the covers and reveal the inner workings of Halifax Shipping News, I Thought it was time for a "Whats in...

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APL Belgium, Parked Backwards
APL Beligum spent the day at Fairview Cove, port side to the Pier.. Ships Tend to prefer to back into the births, as they can steam straight out. When She Departed, just after 1600, the tugs backed her out into the basin, and she then proceeded forward thro...

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Hero #7 CCGS A. LeBlanc. accepted by Governemt.
Canada’s Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Gail Shea announces the
acceptance of the seventh of the Canadian Coast Guard’s new Hero Class
vessels, the CCGS A. LeBlanc. The CCGS A. LeBlanc was named after fisheries officer Agapit LeBlanc, of Bouctouche, New...

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Ocean Emerald for Melfi Lines
The Parade of vessels for Melfi continues, with the Ocean Emerald arriving yesterday. As of this morning, Cargo operations appear to have ended, so she is likely waiting out weather. Melfi seems to run a parade of vessels, some vessels being stable on rotat...

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DRDC Barge Moved Last Night
Those of you who commute the Bedford highway may have noticed the DRDC barge was missing. She was towed last night back to the naval dockyard, as she is due for her 5 year maintenance period. When the work period is over, she should be returned though I hav...

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First Visit for Fednav Newbuild NUNAVIK
The Newbuild Bulk carier Nunavik is due to stop in Halifax Tomorrow morning at pier 27. She was announced at the same time as Oceanex announced the construction of the Connaigra. Nunavik was built for the transportation of nickel and copper concentrates fro...

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The Grand Tour of the Tug Victorious and the Barge John J Carrick
The Articulated Tug And Barge Victorious with John J Carrick have been frequent visitors to Halifax over the years. Typically they are delivering liquid Asphalt to the McAsphalt Dock in Eastern Passage. This year, they spent the winter in halifax, arriving ...

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Tanker British Serenity for Bunkers
The Tanker British Serenity made a brief stop for bunkers today, before sailing for Guayanilla, Puerto Rico. A British Flagged vessel, she is owned by BP Shipping, and is of their Virtue Class. She was delivered in 2005, and comes in at a respectable 47,000...

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Eastern Passage - Aquarious Leader at Autoport
The NYK line PCTC Aquarious Leader tied up at Autoport. She is a regular caller to autoport, as part of NYK RORO's USCX service. She was built in 2008 and can carry 5980 cars. The observant of you may notice a more head on angle then normal. The Tug Victori...
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