Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Maersk Maker at pier 9C

One of the most modern tug / supply ships currently operating is Maersk Maker completed in 2017 by Kleven Verft , Ulsteinsvik and registered in St.John's February 4 of this year. The last of six vessels in Maersk's Starfish class it is rated at 260 tonnes Bollard Pull with five Wartsila main engines totaling 23,000 bhp and diesel electric drives. Specifically designed for deep water anchor handling it has the latest in emission controls and fuel economy measures and a bewildering array of features for offshore work.

While Maersk Maker was the centre of attraction at Pier 9C, there was interesting action in the background. CCGS Earl Grey was alongside at BIO mostly blocking the view of CCGS Ann Harvey newly arrived from St.John's. The Halifax built ship is filling in for CCGS Edward Cornwallis which is in Shelburne for its life extension. And in the far background Algoma Integrity is back from Portsmouth, NH for for more gypsum.


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