" /> February 2017 - Canadian Sailings

2017 Belledune first ship of the year

Belledune Port Authority (BPA) officially greeted Captain Sergiy Dolmatov, Master of MV Tundra, the first ship to lay anchor at the Port of Belledune in 2017.

Tundra is registered in Limassol, Cyprus and her last port of call before arriving in Belledune was Fortalexa, Brazil. The vessel’s agent is Calypso Marine Agency (CMA), represented by Robert Lagace. Tundra docked at the Port of Belledune on January 5, 2017, where the vessel loaded approximately 22,000 MT of wood pellets. Her next stop will be Hull, UK.


Arrival of the first vessel of the year at the port of Montreal

Montreal Port Authority (MPA) President and CEO Sylvie Vachon presented the 178th Gold-Headed Cane to Shipping Agent Denis Blondeau of SMK Tanker Agency, who accepted it on behalf of Captain Danel Ju of South Korea, master of Chem Sirius, the first ocean-going vessel to enter the Port of Montreal without a stopover in 2017. Chem Sirius left Antwerp, Belgium on December 19 and crossed Port of Montreal’s limits at 3:16 a.m. on January 1. Sylvie Vachon addressed the gathering, saying: “So soon after his arrival from Antwerp, Belgium, Captain Ju has already departed for Charleston, South Carolina aboard Chem Sirius. But this time when he returns home in March, he will be bringing with him the honour of winning the Gold-Headed Cane, reflecting a longstanding port tradition specific to Montreal. By doing so, he joins an elite group of 177 other navigators who sailed, or are still sailing the world, marked by Montreal, port of destination and of tradition!”