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1  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / submarine "Olympus" on: September 15, 2011, 10:50:54 pm
The submarine OLYMPUS is the 1st of three subs that will pass through the Welland canal.  All 3 are Oberon-class submarines.  the other 2 subs are OKANAGAN and OJIBWA.  OKANAGAN and OLYMPUS are slated to be scrapped. but Marine Recycling Corp is planning to keep 100 tonnes from each sub including the conning tower and put them in Derek Point and Memorial Garden. it's located where 3rd and 4th Welland canal meet in Port Colborne. While the OJIBWA is supposed to become a museum in Port Burwell,. It's fate is still unknown. the only submarine that's been turn into a museum is the HMCS Onondaga(Oberon-class) in Rimouski, Quebec.
2  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Rusty Trawlers to be removed on: September 14, 2008, 11:52:38 pm
the Lithuanian Shrimp Trawlers SEKME & TREMANI have arrived at wharf 17 in Port Colborne on September 14, 2008 appro. 730AM. I have posted some photos of their arrival in the city.

Michel Gosselin
3  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: CRANE ACCIDENT----Port Weller Dry Docks on: March 17, 2007, 08:03:21 pm
i have a pic of the crane down. i'll send it by email if anyone is interested in having the pic.
4  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: frisian spring has 2 imo numbers on: August 02, 2006, 09:15:19 am
thanks for info, phil, it help me a lot. you're right about it being built in two different shipyards. but the hull was constructed in canada & the machinery will be placed in the netherlands.
5  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: frisian spring has 2 imo numbers on: August 01, 2006, 10:37:14 pm
then how come one of beluga newbuildings that not going to be built till 2008 is on equasis already. with an imo number 9360556, the name is VOLHARDING 624
6  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / frisian spring has 2 imo numbers on: August 01, 2006, 08:16:25 pm
does anyone know why she has 2 imo numbers? on the stern the number is 9371842 while Lloyd`s-Fairplay number is 9367762. which one is the right imo number?
7  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / ship spotters in the netherlands head up on: July 12, 2006, 02:05:46 am
carisbrooke newest ship FRISIAN SPRING has just left port weller harbour & is heading your way. fairplay towage tugboat FAIRPLAY XIV is towing her to the netherlands to be completed. right now she a shell waiting to have machinery put inside her. she left the harbour around 915 pm my time (eastern time). the voyage will take appr. 3 weeks.
8  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Holiday Island on: May 15, 2006, 08:48:10 pm
she`s headed for hamilton, ontario for dry dock. so i`m assuming is either for repair or her 5 year inspection.as soon as i find out i let you know.
9  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Great Lakes shipping resumes on: March 25, 2006, 03:37:42 am
i know federal khushiro is due in the canal tomorrow.
10  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Great Lakes shipping resumes on: March 25, 2006, 03:33:09 am
i agreed. my trigger finger has beeb itching all winter waiting to see the salties in the welland canal. even though i`ve taken some pics of ships they weren`t moving & wasn`t the same.
11  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Port Weller Dry Docks lands contract with Netherlands-based shipbuilder Peters Kampen on: October 04, 2005, 09:16:32 pm
I can't wait to see these new ships being build & launched.I've never seen new ships being build so it will great & interesting. yesterday port weller dry docks two cranes were moving.  :-D
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