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Photographer:K. Watson [View profile]Title:ALGOSCOTIAAdded:Dec 29, 2008
Photo Category: Chemical and Product Tankers
Refined products tanker ALGOSCOTIA at anchor in the Bedford Basin ,Halifax,Nova Scotia on a windy,(exceeding 110kmh), 22nd of December 2008.
Built 2004 Jiangnan Shipyard,Shanghai,China
GRT 13,352 tons
LOA 148.8 LPP 138.8 B 23.8 D epth 12.8(m)
Mach: Diesel single shaft 6,300Kw=15knots.
Owners/Managers: Algoma Tankers Ltd,Canada.
Flag: Canada
Port: Halifax,Nova Scotia
Call Sign:VAAP
Capnken 2008
Vessel Identification
Technical Data
Vessel type:Oil/chemical Tanker
Gross tonnage:13,352 tons
Summer DWT:18,610 tons
Length:149 m
Beam:24 m
Draught:7.8 m

Additional Information
Home port:Halifax
Class society:Lloyd's Shipping Register
Build year:2004
AIS Information
Last known position:
46°0’16.19” N, 73°10’23” W
Speed, course (heading):
0.1kts, 278° (206°)
Arrival:13th Dec 2018
21:00:54 UTC
Last update:
10 seconds ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 August 21st, 16:00:57 UTCSt. Romuald
2018 August 5th, 22:00:23 UTCQuebec City
2018 August 3rd, 12:00:23 UTCCorner Brook
2018 July 26th, 02:00:38 UTCCornerbrook
2018 July 17th, 22:00:11 UTCMontreal Ca
2018 July 2nd, 23:45:19 UTCMontreal
2018 June 19th, 23:30:35 UTCOakville
2018 June 8th, 06:00:35 UTCMontreal
2018 May 22nd, 03:00:22 UTCMonteal
2018 May 17th, 13:00:05 UTCSarnia
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Photo Comments (4)

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K. Watson on Dec 29, 2008 23:43 (9 years ago)
Thankyou Robert. Let me know next time you are coming this way.Cheers,Ken
Robert Tremblay on Dec 29, 2008 23:28 (9 years ago)
Hi Ken wish you the best for 2009 too; thanks for the precision about Basin freezing. I had been 3 times in Halifax but never in winter; it is a very nice city; always enjoy my trip a lot in your area! Halifax, great site for Shipspotters!

Best regards, Robert08 :-)
K. Watson on Dec 29, 2008 19:18 (9 years ago)
Bonjour M.Robert: Very windy that day,cold on some,the Basin rarely freezes these years,but I can recall a pretty solid ice cover back many years ago,post WW2.Of course during the war the shipping traffic would have precluded any ice formation.Halifax harbour never freezes and the tide flow keeps the Basin pretty well free of any amount of pan ice.Hope this answers your question.Thanks for your nice comments.All the best for 2009 Robert,Cheers,Ken
Robert Tremblay on Dec 29, 2008 16:29 (9 years ago)
Hi M.Watson, that images speaks by itself; it really looks very cold that day; hope that the sailors on that ship have a very good heating system.
Does that bassin become icy or completely freezing in winter?
Great shot, thanks to share, robert08 8-)
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