Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Atlantic Hemlock back in Halifax

Atlantic Towing's Atlantic Hemlock is back in Halifax for a short stint. It is presently covering for Atlantic Willow which has gone to Shelburne for routine maintenance and drydocking.

1. Atlantic Hemlock moves around the stern of the Zim California to assist it into the Halterm container terminal this afternoon. Ships berth starboard side to at the pier and must be turned 180 degrees as they arrive, and back in alongside. Tugs assist the turn by pushing on the starboard quarter at first, then when the ship is at about 90 degrees to the pier they move around the port quarter to push it alongside.

This is a familiar role for Hemlock which acts as a bit of a rover in ATL fleet, moving around to the various ports as needed from its base in Saint John, NB.  

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