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Better late then Never. the weekly news #38

News

1.MSPV Unstable

CBC is reporting that the newish Mid Shore patrol vessels bob about uncomfortably. though the design is proven, the Canadian boats were built without stabilizes (that the USCG boats have) and the RHIB arrangement can make them top heavy.

We covered the construction program for these ships.

2.Im not Dead yet
The CCGS Hudson refit was awarded to Newdock in St John’s Newfoundland. the ship is being stripped before heading to the yard for the 25th.

3.West Coast Catches up
The Haida Gwaii Observer wrote about the Alam Sayang, a ship that was disabled off the BC Coast, that I wrote about last week. its a problem when the first public telling of the story comes from the east coast

4.Sunken Frigate
the Helge Ingstad will need 6 days of good weather to be lifted and moved.

5. Ships Start here
CSC Design contract was awarded to Lockheed Martin/BAE in an announcement last Friday at the shipyard.

6. This Week in the Herald

This week i talk about the ship source oil pollution fund, its recent wins in court, and how the province should claim costs for the Miners removal.

Interesting

this is worth a Zoom in.

History

Feb 14 – Battle of St Vincent’s were the British defeated the Spanish off Portugal.
Feb 13 1779 – James cook is killed by natives in the Hawaiian islands.
Feb 10 1722 – Bartholomew Roberts is killed in battle. He is better known as the pirate Black Bart

CCGS Matthew Sold

the ex CCGS Matthew was sold in October, and finally had its registry updated Feb 6. The ship is now Known as the Miss M J, and is owned by a numbered company in Goose Bay, Labrador Newfoundland.

Per the terms of Sale, the Buyer has 10 (from Feb 6) days to remove the ship from BIO.

Said numbered company looks to own the Hotel North One, in Goose Bay, which is the registered address of the company.

Halterm announces new crane and other equipment

Arrival of 2 New SPPX Cranes in Halifax, 2013.

Halterm announced it has Procured the Equipment required to add another Crane unit – with options for a second.

The Equipment ordered, Includes a new SPPX Container crane, capable of reaching 24bays across, to be delivered in June 2020. 2 New RTG’s, and 9 new yard tractors and container chasis will support the crane in the terminal.

Delivery should coincide with the completion of the terminal expansion.

See Our post on How a Container Terminal works.

A short, late, weekly news #37

News

1.USS Fitzgerald
ProPublica offers a really good write up on what happened with the Collision between the warship and an outbound ship.

2.Fire Control
the Fire on APL Vancouver was declared under control.

3. Montreal Debt
the port of Montreal is expanding, by taking on 500million in debt to fund it.

4.CN and Halterm
this article covers CN’s interest in Halterm from a railway perspective

5.The Heral

This week I talk about the Alam Sayang, a ship that lost power in Canadian Waters off BC.

Interesting

1.(Above) buy a warship

2.(below) Research

History

Feb 4 1945 – The Yalta Conference. Allied leaders Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin convened for their first meeting

Feb 3 1970 -The oil tanker Arrow went aground on Cerberus Rock, NS. Over 10,000 tons of oil were spilled into the waters of Chedabucto Bay

Feb 1 1968 – Black Thursday, when Canadian Armed Forces was created, unifying RCN, RCAF & Canadian Army into a single organization. Stripping the services of identity.

This Week in the Herald

This week I talk about the Alam Sayang, a ship that lost power in Canadian Waters off BC. This Case is problematic for a few reasons:
1. we first heard about it from the Americans.
2.both Canadian ETV’s were dispatched, but didn’t really do anything
3.the American ETV did – likely in contravention of our Cabotage Laws
4. The USCG and Washington state Department of Ecology were able to tell me what they knew within a couple of hours of me asking on Thursday. it Took DFO 24 hours to acknowledge my request, and a full answer was provided late Monday

the ETV’s also dont meet the requirements as set out in the RFP the CITT has found, after Hieltsuk Horizon Maritime Services complained. the procurement is currently under review.

Ice Point to Tufts Cove

The NSP Plant at Tuffs Cove took the Tanker Ice Point this morning, to top up the tanks with Bunker C. While the plant primarily runs on Natural Gas, it was originally constructed to burn oil, and a tanker seems to tie up every year or so to re-supply the plant.

Port Releases its 2019 Cruise Schedule.

The 2019 cruise season in Halifax will start on April 8 with the arrival of Marina, an Oceania Cruises vessel. The season will run until the first week of November, making it one of the longest seasons for the Port of Halifax with the highest number of expected cruise guests. From April 8 to November 6, the Port of Halifax is expecting 192 vessel calls carrying approximately 320,000 cruise guests. Highlights Include:

  • 9 scheduled inaugural calls in 2019, starting with the arrival of Zaandam, a Holland America Line vessel, on April 29. the ship will be assuming the regular stop previously provided by Maasdam.
  • Other Inaugural Calls include: Scenic Eclipse on Sept 5, Mein Schiff 1 on Sept 16th,, Albatros on Sept 17, Ocean Atlantic on Sept 19, Sapphire Princess on Oct.1, Riviera on Oct 3, and both MSC Meraviglia and Viking Sun on Oct 5th
  • On July 26, Cunards two Queens to come to Halifax, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary 2
  • Four visit from Queen Mary 2 on July 2, July 26, September 13 and October 16
  • One visit from Disney Magic on September 23
  • October 2, 2019 is expected to be the busiest passenger day with over 10,000 cruise guests on five vessels

Lots of Small Ships, and ice

(Above)Unistar arrived first Friday from Belledune NB, and tied up at Pier 9 to take on bunkers. she sailed overnight Saturday. (below) the Bandura arrived with Casks of Radioactive material on deck. the ship arrived Friday afternoon, and sailed before sunset.

(below)Lomur arrived at Halterm for Eimskip. Sailing on the Green Line, the ship arrived from Argentia NF. and took a fair amount of freezing spray. A small ship, she is rated for 505TEU, and sailed for Portland Maine.

The ice was knocked off with the spreader, before the containers could be removed. The Photo above and video below were contributed by a friend of the site.

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