Icebreaker

Coastguard – Latest addition to the Canadian Coast Guard – 02.01.2023

On Monday 2nd January , 2023 the Canadian Coast Guard interim buoy tender/icebreaker CCGS JUDY LAMARSH was seen underway at the Welland Canal, Canada. She arrived in Canadian Waters back to January 2022 as the Kazakhstan flag fire fighting vessel MANGYSTAU-2 homeported at Aktau. She was built for the Caspian Offshore Construction at Kazakhstan. She …

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Ships from Canada – Self Discharging Bulk Carrier SAGINAW

A 69 year old lady still trading in Canada is the 1953 built self discharging bulk carrier SAGINAW. She was built at Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co at Manitowoc, Wisconsin in USA as the American Steamship Company ship JOHN J.BOLAND with yard no 417. By the 1980s the ship had become among the oldest operated by American …

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Offshore – Icebreaking Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel (AHTS) AIVIQ

One of the Edison Chouest Offshore vessels is the 2012 built icebreaking anchor handling tug supply vessel AIVIQ. During July 2009, Edison Chouest Offshore won a $150 million contract for the construction of an icebreaking anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessel for Royal Dutch Shell. The 110 metre vessel, largest ever built by the company, would be …

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Broken Up – Roro ship SPEYBANK – 2009

One of the Finnish built vessels for the Soviet Union shipping industry was the OKHA seen here as the SPEYBANK owned by the Bank Line (Andrew Weir Shipping Ltd., UK. In the late 1970s Sudoimport, the Soviet foreign trade organization with a monopoly for the foreign trade of ships, requested for tenders for the design and construction of …

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Yachting – 2020 converted yacht RAGNAR at Malta – 18.08.2020

On Tuesday 18th August the 2020 converted yacht RAGNAR entered Grand Harbour, Malta during her maiden call at 1539 hrs bound to Grand Harbour Marina with Maltese (MLT) flag. On Friday 24th August 2012 Wagenborg Offshore accepted delivery of the IMSV SANABORG the first in a series of ice-breaking multipurpose support-vessels with a 34 tons …

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Icebreaker – AURORA AUSTRALIS final voyage – 17.03.2020

The final operational voyage of Australia’s Antarctic icebreaker AURORA AUSTRALIS left Hobart last week for the sub Antarctic Macquarie Island. The ship’s last trip south, after 31 years of service to the Australian Antarctic Program, will be a two week voyage to resupply Macquarie Island and transport expeditioners. She was built by Carrington Slipways in Tomago, New …

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Coastguard – USCG only icebreaker arrives at Antarctica

According to the United States Coast Guard the 150 crew members of the icebreaker POLAR STAR arrived Thursday 17th January in Antarctica along with a resupply vessel during Operation Deep Freeze – a joint military service mission to resupply U.S. interests in Antarctica. Homeported in Seattle, the 42-year-old only operational heavy icebreaker, and the crew …

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SHIP OF THE WEEK – GIANT 1 The 1974 built 74 metre yacht GIANT 1 was seen at Valletta, Malta back to 28th June 2006. She was converted to a yacht from the Soviet Navy Class I Icebreaker GIGANT. She was sold to a private owner and converted her in a yacht – GIANT from …

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