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Home Again – new Svitzer Tugs

The Tugs Svitzer Njal and Svitzer Nerthus Arrived in Halifax. If they look familiar, they were both built in 2009 at Irvings East Isle shipyard.

Svitzer Njal is the former Stevns Icequeen and Svitzer Nerthus is the former Stevns Iceflower.

Stevns ordered the tugs, as replacements for tugs of the same name it had bought and then sold.  Stevns Icequeen became Fjord Saguenay in March 2009 and Stevns Icecap, became Svitzer Nanna, but finally joined her in 2011 as Fjord Eternite. These 2 tugs Work for Rio Tinto Alcan in La Baie PQ.

Svitzer Njal and Svitzer Nerthuswill get Canadian names and be registered in Canada. They will go to work at the port at Milne Inlet, which was constructed as part of the Baffinlands iron ore Project on Baffin Island. The project ships all its mined material between July and October.

Photo to follow.

About Halifax Shipping News

Halifax Shipping News began in 2008 as a blog called The Armchair Captain. The idea behind it came when I would become curious about the comings and goings in the harbour, and research to find their source. I figured if I was wondering, others would be as well, and so I would blog about them. 5+ years later, here we are. This blog is written by Peter Ziobrowski. Peter is a Senior IT System Architect, and holds a BA in the History & Theory of Architecture,as well as diplomas in Computer System Technology and Information System Security. His personal site can be found at http://www.ziobrowski.net. Peter is available for media interviews on local Maritime issues. He also holds a large collection of photos of shipping subjects from Halifax suitable for publication. You can contact him directly via email at peter@halifaxshippingnews.ca.


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