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Jones Tide Finished up

Jones tide sailed just after noon, having finished up her charter. The Ship has spent a few weeks tied up at the old coast guard base, an On May 3 reverted to her Vanuatu registry. The Vessel gave Port Fourchon, located outside of New Orleans, as its destination.

This may have been the scheduled ending period for the charter, however her sister Breaux Tide is still on Charter, so she may have been released early due to slow progress with drilling.

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Primus for Melfi 


Primus mad a stop for Melfi lines this morning. Launched in 1997 by Gdynia Shipyard in Poland, she is owned and managed by Hansa shipping of Germany. Built as Sea Parana, She has spent most of her life on multi year charters.

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Black out Days For the New Yarmouth Ferry

South Coast Today is reporting that the new Yarmouth ferry is subject to blackout dates. The dates Were imposed by the city of Portland Maine, due to increased cruise ship traffic those days. The days are Aug 28, Sept 12, 21, 23, 24, 25, 30. On those dates the ferry cannot tie up in Portland – removing those dates from the schedule. Based on projections, the lost trips could end up costing NS tourism operators Close to a million dollars in lost revenue.

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The Tall Ships are Coming in 2017! Maybe?

2017 is looking to be a banner year for Tallships – The event Next year, in Celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday will feature vessels from Both Sail training international, and Tall Ships America.

Both Fleets will get together in Boston June 17-22 2017. they then disperse to ports across the great lakes and Gulf of St Lawrence, before Rejoining in Quebec City for the Rendez-vous 2017 July 18-23. The ships then Travel to the “Canadian Race Start Port” July 28-31 before sailing for France on the 31st.

Hopefully the Canadian Race Start Port is Halifax. Some St John’s NB MP’s have been tweeting about tall ships, but it appears they may be part of the in between race program.

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RCMP PV Murray at Shearwater

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The RCMP Patrol Vessel Murray is now tied up at Shearwater.

The Murray was stationed in the Burin Peninsula of Newfoundland, as was used to patrol the South Coast – In particular the boarder between St Pierre and Miquelon and Canada.

In October 2015, while the Murray was undergoing refit, The RCMP decided different vessels better met their needs and she would be re-assigned. To my Knowledge, she was last here for the Tall Ships event in 2009

 

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