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Trinity Bay or possibly Chebucto Bay 1986
Ships and Harbours
No: 1854   Contributor: Ken Watson   Year: 1986   Manufacturer: Hyundai Heavy Industries, South Korea   Country: Canada
Trinity Bay or possibly Chebucto Bay 1986

This AHT serviced Bow Valley rigs offshore Nova Scotia in mid 80's, photo taken from Bow Drill Three at Dartmouth (Halifax Harbour) Nova Scotia. Have since disappeared from lists, anyone know where they are now and by what names?
Picture added on 17 April 2007
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Success: Six vessels built for Husky-BowValley Offshore in 1983 by Hyundi Heavy Industries, Ulsan, S.Korea.Vessels were Chignecto Bay, Bonavista Bay, Gabarus Bay, Placentia Bay, Mahone Bay and Trinity Bay all of which were purchased by Maersk and renamed Maersk Chignecto, Maersk Bonavista and so forth.Ships are ice-strengethened, 2, 170 DWT, 71.5M LOA, 16.0M beam, 10, 880 BHP, 275T bollard pull.Unknown which sister is shown in the photo.

Added by Ken Watson on 15 June 2007.
Check out the Maersk Supply website or Seabase. Chignecto, Gagarus and Placentia are certainly Maersk boats now and there is one other one with them as well.

Added by Rick on 06 August 2007.
Thanks Rick, ships all went to Maersk when Bow Valley shut down offshore. Regards, Ken

Added by Ken Watson on 06 August 2007.
The Trinity Bay Ex Maersk Trinity is now called "AnchorMan" i last saw her in Niteroi Brazil April 07 she is now owend by S.M.S of Hull.

Added by John Winpenny on 05 February 2008.
Thanks for the update John, Regards, Ken

Added by Ken Watson on 05 February 2008.
275 ton bollard pull is a bit wide of the mark. 120 tons would be closer for 11, 000bhp.

Added by Al on 02 December 2008.
Easy to recognize - the class had quite distinctive tapering superstructures; and of course, the husky-dog image on each side just below the stacks.

Brings back memories, when the Off-shore Oil Exploration was really rocking.

Regards, from Canada,

Added by Pat Rivers-Bowerman on 18 February 2009.
Correction: Bollard pull is 125 tons, former info (top) incorrect.T.Y. Ken

Added by Ken Watson on 18 February 2009.
Has anybody some detailed photos from one vessels of the husky class?
To my knowledge, the Maersk GABARUS is operating from St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.

Added by HSAE on 16 March 2009.
Hello HSAE:Try, lots on there. Also, Maersk has a Web Site. Cheers, Ken

Added by Ken Watson on 16 March 2009.
Hi Ken,
You're not pointing visitors away from my site are you? :)

Added by Marcel on 16 March 2009.
Hi Marcel: Not at all Sir, just trying to be helpful with a search. Please forgive.Cheers, Ken

Added by Ken Watson on 16 March 2009.
Hi Ken,
Thanks for the quick prespond. I do have these photos. What I am missing are photos from details like winches, anchor wind lass, cranes and so on.
I would like to build this vessel as a RC model (scale 1/50).

Added by HSAE on 17 March 2009.
seems like the ANCHOMAN has quite a history (according to some research at the internet)
since 2008 Jan 19 ANCHORMAN
since 2006 Nov 06 MISR GULF VII
since 2005 Jul 23 MAERSK TRINITY
since 2002 Jun 20 MAERSK HANDLER
since 1998 Jun 25 MAERSK SUPPORTER
since 1985 Apr 10 MAHONE BAY

Added by HSAE on 17 March 2009.
O.k. Send me a photo when you get her unerway, and during build, I do a bit of that myself.cheers ken.

Added by Ken Watson on 17 March 2009.
Hi Ken,
I will do that!

Added by HSAE on 17 March 2009.
Bonavista Bay is now named Drive Bonavista and is working in India as an oilfield supply vessel to ESSAR Wildcat

Added by David Davidson, Semi Submersible Essar Wildcat, Rajahmundry East India on 05 March 2010.
Thanks for the update David,Regards,Ken

Added by Ken Watson on 05 March 2010.
not sure about the vessel pictured but only 4 of 6 vessels were built in Korea. The Bonavista Bay was built in Vancouver Canada at the Vito Boat and Barge Yard and the Placentia Bay was built at the Belair Shipyard. I first joined the Bonavista in Halifax after her delivery and went on to the Chignecto's maiden voyage from Korea having joined her in Honolulu and crew changing in New Orleans 29 days later. I was a engineer on 4 of the 6 vessels from the beginning until Maersk purchased these vessels in 1987.

Added by Al Ruttan on 30 October 2011.
Hello Al , were you an RCN engineering apprentice, 1960's? Rgds, Ken Watson

Added by Ken Watson on 31 October 2011.
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