Canada Steamship Lines is proud to welcome the final of its four Trillium Class self-unloading Lakers, the Baie Comeau. On August 24, 2013 at 21:00 local time, the vessel arrived in the Port of Montreal.
The Baie Comeau’s maiden voyage began on June 30, 2013 when she set sail from Chengxi Shipyard in Jiangyin, China. She was commanded by Captain Andriy Bondarenko and Chief Engineer Francis Cotton.
The Baie Comeau joins her sister ships, the Thunder Bay, the Whitefish Bay and the award winning Baie St. Paul. Two new bulk carriers are also set to join the Canada Steamship Lines fleet in 2013-2014.
The four new Lakers and two bulkers are part of the CSL Group’s broader fleet renewal program, which includes three new Trillium Class Panamax self-unloading vessels for the CSL Americas fleet. The Rt. Hon. Paul E. Martin and the CSL Tecumseh are now operating along the coasts of the Americas and will be joined by a third Panamax, the CSL Tacoma, later in 2013.
Photo: The MV Baie Comeau sailing past the city of Baie Comeau, Quebec on August 23, 2013 during its maiden voyage.