Helping out: The Caribe Legend makes her first voyage to Bermuda while the Somers Isles remains in dry dock. *Photo by Stefan Niederer
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25: There’s a new container ship in town today.
The Caribe Legend makes her first voyage to Bermuda while the Somers Isles remains in dry dock.
She is due to make a second and final trip the island from Florida on February 2 before the Somers Isles comes back in to service.
The Somers Isles has been undergoing routine maintenance work in Jacksonville.
The Caribe Legend does not look much different from the usual container ships that service Bermuda.
She was built in 1993 and is 100 metres long.
The vessel is Antigua-flagged and travels at a maximum speed of 14.5 knots.
As she arrived in Hamilton this morning the cement carrier Diego was leaving from Dockyard.
Diego arrived in the west end on Monday morning to deliver 4,025 metric tonnes of cement powder that will be used in the construction industry.
She left the island this morning bound for Havana in Cuba.
Finally the Bermuda Islander and the Oleander make up the shipping schedule this week arriving at on Thursday morning and Monday morning respectively.
The Oleander began operating a winter schedule from the beginning of the year that means she gets into Bermuda on a Monday morning rather than a Sunday afternoon.