HMCS Toronto was handed back to the navy this morning – the 7th and final Ship to go through the FELEX program at Halifax Ship yards. HMCS Fredericton is the first FELEX’d ship to see overseas deployment, and is currently serving with Nato in Europe.
HMCS Halifax was the first ship to complete the Upgrades, Being handed back to the navy in January 2013.
From last night. The First AOPS under construction.
yesterday brought the arrival of the Hull of Atlantic Griffon to Pier 6, Undertow of the tug Fairplay 31. Her Topsides arrived earlier this month aboard the Happy Sky, and they will be re-assembled
Last night a fire was extinguished aboard HMCS Toronto. The Toronto is currently undergoing FELEX upgrades in the Graving Dock at Halifax Shipyard. It is now believed a Powertool battery battery failed, causing the fire.
The fire was reported to be minor, but hard to reach, and located 3 decks down. After it was extinguished, the ship was ventilated.
There was no one aboard at the time, and no reported injuries.2 people were sent to hospital as a precaution.
Global News Today Showed the following Images from Irving Shipbuilding of the First AOPS Under Construction.
I missed the actual departure, but the Boa Odin Took her pilot (Above) and connected towing lines. (Below). She sailed for Tampa at 13:00
The Second Half of the Nova Dock being loaded on Boa Barge 33 for delivery to Tampa.
the First half was moved in October.
UPDATE: shes due to sail tomorrow. Work is underway from barges to secure her to the deck.
The Semi-Submersible Boa Barge 33 and Tug Boa Odin are currently Loading the first section of the Nova Dock off Dartmouth Cove for Delivery to Florida. Once the first section is delivered, they will presumably come back and Pick up the second.
The Harbour Entrance webcam offers a good view of the Show.
The Nova Dock was split into 2 over the weekend.
The Nova Dock was moved from the shipyard to Woodside at noon today.
4 Mckiel tugs had shown up in the past few days, and they appear to be working the Nova Dock. Salvor, Tim Mckeil, Beverly M1 and Lois M are all present, and tied up on the dock, moving it to woodside. the trip left late, at 1pm, and arrived around 6pm.
The Nova Docks Canadian Registry was closed August 18th, And I have been told she has been sold to International Ship Repair of Miami Fl.
The plan is the cut the dock in Half, then tow each half to Florida.
the dock was built in 2 pieces and assembled on delivery.