Canadian Built

Ships from Canada – Fishing Boat LYNSEY LENORE

One of the Great Lakes, Canada fishing boats is the 1992 built fishing boat LYNSEY LENORE. She’s also known as fish tug. She was built in Canada by Powell SY Shipbuilders Ltd at Maitland with 18.29 metres loa and 7.25 metres beam and maximum draft of 1.86 metres. Her official number is 807959 and homeported …

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Preserved Ships – JEANIE JOHNSTON Replica in Ireland.

JEANIE JOHNSTON is the replica of a three masted barque that was originally built in Quebec, Canada, in 1847 by the Scottish-born shipbuilder John Munn and she’s berthed at the Custom House Quay, Dublin, Ireland. The original tall ship  was bought by Tralee, Co. Kerry-based merchants John Donovan & Sons, as a cargo vessel and traded successfully between Tralee and North America for …

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Ships from Canada – Canada Steamship Lines Sisters at Welland Canal – 26.12.2020

On a cold Saturday 26th December, 2020 around 2000 hrs Canada time the 1984 built Self Discharging Bulk Carrier ATLANTIC HURON passed by the 1973 built Self Discharging Bulk Carrier RT.HON. PAUL J.MARTIN whilst she was berthed at the Welland Canal. ATLANTIC HURON was built in Canada by Collingwood Shipbuilding at Collingwood as ATLANTIC HURON …

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Ships from Canada – Night shipping movements at Welland Canal – 14.10.2020

Two interesting shipping movements involving Canada Steamship Lines ships happened on Wednesday 14th October, 2020 with the first one being the 225 metre self discharging bulk carrier BAIE COMEAU coming from Sarnia, Canada. She was built in China by Chengxi Shipyard at Jiangyin and homeported at Montreal, Canada (CAN Flag) with 34,402 tons deadweight. Then …

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Offshore Vessel CECON EXCELLENCE – Aerial Photography

An interesting vessel that was photographed from the air both in 2017 and 2020 is the hull of the offshore vessel CECON EXCELLENCE. Originally a class of 3 with CECON EXCELLENCE as the second unit built in Canada at Davie Shipyards, Quebec as Hull 718 for Cecon ASA but the company declared bankrupt in April …

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Former Military – OCEAN ALERT

One of the former Canadian Coast Guard Cutters trading around the Mediterranean Sea was the vessel OCEAN ALERT. Completed in 1969 by Davie Shipbuilding & Repair in Lauzon at Quebec in Canada as CCGS ALERT she was a specialised search and rescue (SAR) vessel. She was powered with four Fairbanks Morse 12 cylinder engines driving two …

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Casualties – RADCLIFFE R LATIMER disabled – 16.04.2020

On Thursday 16th April, 2020 the 1978 built Canadian flag (CAN) and owned self discharging bulk carrier RADCLIFFE R LATIMER lost propulsion at Welland Canal, Port Colborne, Canada while manoeuvring and had clutch problems since when an engine fails, the propeller stops spinning, but a neglected transmission could lock into forward or astern. She was …

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Naval Visits – HMCS ATHABASKAN DDG 282 – February 2006

Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG 1) is one of NATO’s standing naval maritime immediate reaction forces. SNMG 1 consists of four to six destroyers and frigates. Its role is to provide NATO with an immediate operational response capability. On Sunday 19th February, 2006 a SNMG1 Squadron called to Malta with the flagship as DDH 282 HMCS ATHABASKAN berthing at …

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Casualties – BRITISH MAGNUS fire at Valletta, Malta – 27.07.1995

The 1985 built anchor handling tug/supply ship BRITISH MAGNUS was due to leave Valletta, Malta on Thursday 27th July 1995 caught fire around 1500 hrs. Vessel was detained due to SOLAS inefficiencies on the 24th July. Malta Police Fire Brigade together with the SAG Rescue Team Personnel rushed to the vessel that was berthed at …

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