Welland Canal

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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Naval News – US Navy Reveals Ships Facing Potential Decommissioning in 2023 -April 2022

The U.S. Navy released the names of the 24 ships it hopes to decommission in fiscal 2023, eight of which have reached the end of their planned service life and 16 of which would be retired early to save money on ships that the service views as not worth their rising costs. USNS JOHN LENTHALL …

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Ships from Canada – Port Colborne August 2021 movements.

Port Colborne is a city in Ontario, Canada. It is located on Lake Erie, at the southern end of the Welland Canal, in the Niagara Region of Southern Ontario. The original settlement, known as Gravelly Bay, dates from 1832 and was renamed after Sir John Colborne, a British war hero and the Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada at the time of the opening of the (new) …

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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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Heavy Lift Vessels – HAPPY RIVER

One of the Happy R type that forms part of BigLift Shipping, one of the world’s leading heavy lift shipping companies is the 1997 built vessel HAPPY RIVER. Back to June 2019. She was built in the Netherlands by IHC Merwede Scheepswerf and homeported at Amsterdam, Netherlands (NLD Flag). She’s equipped with 2 strong, 400 …

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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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Casualties – Collision in Welland Canal, Canada – 11.07.2020

On Saturday 11th July, 2020 around 1600 hrs the 2004 built general cargo ship FLORENCE SPIRIT collided with the 2010 built heavy lifter ALANIS at the Welland Canal. The Transportation Safety Board are investigating the collision on the Welland Canal during what should have been a routine manoeuvre. ALANIS was heading up the canal toward …

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Casualties – Tankbarge PML 2501 aground – 10.06.2020

On Wednesday 10th June, 2020 around 1230 hrs the US Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie Command Center received notification that the 302 feet long tanker barge PML 2501 towed by ANGLIAN LADY went aground in the lower St. Marys River, near Sweets Point. PML 2501 is carrying 3,622 metric tons of coal tar and …

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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 News from Canada – LCS 11 USS SIOUX CITY – 28.10.2018

On Sunday 28th October 2018 the 1973 built CAN flag and owned tugboat OCEAN A GAUTHIER was seen assisting the Freedom Class Littoral Combat Ship of the United States Navy – USS SIOUX CITY LCS 11 at Welland Canal. She was coming down from Detroit River ( The Detroit River flows for 24 nautical miles from …

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