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Sailing Vessel Sorca runs into trouble, crew rescued

The Sailing vessel Sorca, has been lost, while on her way to Bermuda. The Sorca was a regular caller in Halifax,  and requested assistance after she began to take on water 155nm SE of Halifax. The Joint Rescue Coordination center dispatched a Hercules and a cormorant helicopter. The 4 Sailors aboard the Sorca were rescued by the Onego Capri. the Cormorant then hoisted the crew and brought them to Halifax airport.

 

Sorca was built in 1978 in Lunenburg

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Atlantic Cartier.. Still Sailing.

Atlantic Cartier continues to sail, along with Atlantic Conveyor, and have scheduled stops into at least July. Monday brings the Maiden Call of Atlantic Sky, which was accepted from the builders at the end of March. This means 4/5  of the new g4 vessels are in operation, with Atlantic Sun still not accepted from the builders. The first vessel, Atlantic Star was recently drydocked, and it appears the second – Atlantic Sail may be undergoing work at the moment.

Cartier and Conveyor will continue on, until Atlantic Sun comes into service, and the Drydockings finish.

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4th stop for Yang Ming

YM Enlightenment made the 4th call for Yang Ming last night, and tied up at Fairview cove. Once she was finished at the terminal she went to anchor in the basin to wait for weather to improve. She’s scheduled to sail this morning at 11:30

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Bilbao Bridge – Backwards

In a nice change, the Bilbao bridge tied up the the west end of Fairview Cove backwards. Ships usually tie up front to sea, but Bilbao Bridge likely requires some sort of work to be done necessitating the backwards docking.

The Ship is Running for the Alliance’s AL6 Route. She is scheduled to sail tonight.

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USS Arleigh Burke Visit Today for Bunkers

I wasen’t able to get out to see her arrive, but USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) arrived this morning. She tied up at NB, and took bunkers from the Algoma Dartmouth. so I am unsure which vessel it is. It appears to be an USS Arleigh Burke is the first Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer. She was commissioned in 1991, and is home-ported in Norfolk. She is Scheduled to Sail this afternoon around 3pm

Updates will be posted as they become known at http://blog.halifaxshippingnews.ca/2017/05/visit-today-of-us-navy-vessel.html

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