Port Watch: Week of Dec. 5

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An update on ships arriving at the Port of New Hampshire
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Adding a little extra excitement to the latest edition of Port Watch is the arrival late last week of the USS Springfield, a nuclear-powered attack submarine undergoing maintenance work and system certifications at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. There are also a few cargo ships scheduled to arrive in port this week. Get the details below.


Type: attack submarine
Arrival: Dec. 1
Destination: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
Undergoing: maintenance & system certifications
Homeport: Naval Base New London (Groton, Conn.)
Officers: 16
Enlisted personnel: 127
Commanding officer: Cmdr. Brent Spillner
Date commissioned: Jan. 9, 1993
Host community: Berwick, Maine


Type: pusher tug (and barge)
Arrival: Dec. 6
Flag: United States
Cargo: heating oil
Terminal: Sprague River Road
Deadweight: 1 ton
Length x breadth: 36 x 11 meters
Year built: 2009


Type: bulk carrier
Arrival: Dec. 8
Flag: Denmark
Cargo: salt
Terminal: Granite State Minerals
Deadweight: 31,858 tons
Length x breadth: 175 x 29 meters
Year built: 2011


Type: cable layer
Arrival: Dec. 9
Flag: United States
Cargo: cable
Terminal: Tyco
Deadweight: 8,527 tons
Length x breadth: 146 x 22 meters
Year built: 1991

Information via Portsmouth Pilots, MarineTraffic.com, and the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Note: Ship schedules are subject to change.