the YM Modesty (above) Entered the basin this morning around 11am to tie up at Fairview cove. Once clear of the narrows, the Algoma Integrity (below) Sailed outbound for Baltimore from National Gypsum.
there have been some site issues we are trying to work through with the host lately. thanks for your patience. expect some weirdness in the coming weeks. Also i know I’m a day late – i had minor surgery yesterday.
ZIM and the 2M Alliance (MSC & Maersk) have agreed to consolidate routes from Asia to the US East Coast. 2M Currently runs 5 routes, and ZIM 2. No word on what the changes will be, or how they will affect Halifax Traffic.
A shipwreck turned up in England in 2016, after she was partially exposed, buried in sand. it is now believed to be a Vessel called the AVON, built in Windsor NS in 1843.
Bail for Drug Smugglers
the 3 men arrested for attempting to import drugs in a sea chest of the Container ship Arcia were released on bail this week. The case is also now under a publication ban, so no further details will become public until after the trial concludes.
recently I came across a suggestion that old accounts of sea monster sightings were probably actually sightings of Whale Penis’. this led to an Article on Norwegian Sea Serpents which then led me to a book produced for the international fisheries exhibition, London in 1883 called Sea Monsters Unmasked(PDF).
This Week in the News.
July 18 1945 – the Naval Magazine Jetty in the Bedford Basin Explodes.
July 17 1749 – the First Liquor License is granted to The Double Eagle. Located on the north corner of Salter and Lower Water St. It is the spiritual Predecessor of the Modern Spilt Crow.
July 16 1947 – Tribal Destroyer HMCS Micmac collides with the SS Yarmouth of Halifax, Killing 10 and Injuring 15.
July 16 1915 – the US Navy Battleships USS Ohio, Missouri and Wisconsin transit the Panama Canal from the Atlantic to the Pacific. When the US took over Canal Construction, the lock size was increased to accommodate the Warships.
HMCS Ville de Quebec is scheduled to Sail from the Dockyard at 10 am tomorrow for the Mediterranean to Join Nato’s SNMG1 group. This trip is notable as it will be the first operational deployment for a Cyclone Helicopter.
Marlant will be Live streaming the Departure on Facebook beginning at 9:30
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1.More Container ports for NS.
Probably a bad idea says ACOA funded Study.
2. HMCS Sackville work period
The CBC reports that Sackvilles Work period is now going to run into next year – I suppose thats not surprising for a ship that was only built to last the war, and is now gong on 80 years old.
3.Stolen Car Exports
Stolen Cars are exported to africa in shipping containers, from the Ports of Montreal, Vancouver and Halifax. Montreal Police are not interested in investigating the thefts when suspicious car exports are reported by CBSA.
HMCS Moncton departed Halifax for a summer Great Lakes tour on July 9
5. Seakings get Paint Job – Head West.
Some Seaking’s have been identified and painted in their original paint scheme for museum use once retired. The helicopters are moving west, as 423 Squadron at shearwater is now only flying Cyclones.
Offshore facilities have been evacuated, and Drill Rig West Aquarius has disconnected.
1. Tall Ships
The Tall Ship Oliver Hazard Perry Arrived in Lunenburg last weekend. She sailed Tuesday for For Boston.
2. Halterm from a crane.
From earlier pic.twitter.com/ONPJ0fPV2k
— Brendan (@Mr_Crane_hfx) July 7, 2018
Last week in History
July 12 1771 – Lieutenant James Cook returned to England after his first voyage of exploration in the Pacific aboard Endeavour.
July 10 1970 – The MacKay Bridge opens to traffic.
July 8 1913 – CSS Acadia arrives in Halifax for the first time.
July 6 1943 – the tug Erg was rammed by a freighter and sank, with the loss of 19 lives. – She was Salvaged, and later re-sunk in the bedford basin.
Monday morning, emergency services responded to a body in the harbour by the Mackay bridge. Given the location, and reports that emergency services responded to a technical rescue on the bridge the previous night, led people to assume it was a suicide.
Police, Later in the day, released a statement that a body was recovered from the Harbour, And that the investigation was being turned over to the department of Labour..
The DOL has since issued a stop work order at the harbour infilling site next to Fairview Cove, and the police dive team was seen working in the area. CTV have since reported that the Stop work order was issued to Scotiascapes Landscaping.
This means that not only was someone was involved in a workplace incident but also, and More Importantly, that no one noticed, as there were no other reported calls for service for a workplace incident, only for a body in the water.
We will keep this post updated with the Latest updates.
UPDATE 2018/07 15:00:
Dump truck being pulled from the Halifax Harbour near Africville Park. pic.twitter.com/uzoKSOgKrr
— HRMTrafficker (@HRMtrafficker) July 11, 2018
A dump truck is pulled from Fairview Cove in Halifax. Sources tell @CTVAtlantic the body pulled from Halifax Harbour on Monday was the driver of the truck. The Department of Labour is on scene investigating a workplace accident. A stop-work order has been issued at the site. pic.twitter.com/1SQJJh8Id9
— Cory McGraw (@McgrawCory) July 11, 2018
Divers and small fleet of tow trucks on hand to remove large tandem dump truck from the water at Fairview Cove. Driver’s body recovered Monday. Friends say it didn’t have to happen. Details @CTVAtlantic at 6:00. pic.twitter.com/75Rlg7dMp2
— Bruce Frisko (@BruceFriskoCTV) July 11, 2018
Hours have been on scene of a truck found in the Fairview Cove. It is unconfirmed that this truck has been missing for a few days. It is not known if this is related to a body found near the Mackay Bridge days ago. pic.twitter.com/0h5WPPWQ20
— Halifax Breaking (@HaliBreaking) July 11, 2018
UPDATE 07/12 1000:
Trucks are back to dumping at the site today.
10 – 8. borrrrrriiiiinnnnng
Days Like this is White, and the epitome of Bland Luxury.
Destination Fox Harb’r was owned by Tim horton’s co founder Ron Joyce.
Dardanella has the lines of a trawler, and a crows nest, and isnt all white. A worthy Yacht for the #8 position.
Amazon is a 102-foot (31 m) long screw schooner ex-steam yacht built in 1885 at the private Arrow Yard of Tankerville Chamberlayne in Southampton
6. Amer Sport 1/Spirit of Adventure/Esprit de Corps IV VOR60
Derek Hadfield’s yacht, the boat ran the Volvo Ocean race as AMER Sport 1, becoming Spirit of Adventure under Hadfiled’s ownership. She now sails as Esprit de Corps IV out of Quebec
Bread is reportedly owned by a Toronto bakery millionaire. Its facing a bit of an identity crisis with a sailing hull, and steamboat upper decks.
Khalilah was built by Palmer Johnson Yachts, and stopped into Halifax on her delivery trip to Florida. she reportedly belongs to a Russian millionaire
3. Hugo Boss IMOCA 60
Alex Thomsons’ IMOCA 60 stopped at the RNSYS at the start of a Eastcoast and great lakes trip.
Kamaxitha is a gorgeous sailing yacht – large and proper
(Above)Arcia arrived on the weekly Maersk Call. Unlike last week’s call, she didn’t seem to attract additional attention from the CBSA. CMA-CGM Pelleas also called at Pier 41, on her weekly call. (Below) Nirint shipings’ Asian Moon finished unloading mud at pier 31, and sailed. Numerous pleasure craft caused her to make liberal use of her horn on her way outbound.