Woodward Group tanker Havelstern arrived at anchor overnight, and is scheduled to dock in the Nova Dock for a work period. Havelstern began moving for the shipyard around 10:30.
Sister Travelstern was drydocked in November, emerging just before Christmas.
Photo to follow
The CCGS A. LeBlanc is scheduled to launch tomorrow morning. The Port Authority lists this for 0800.
When it actually happens is probably weather dependent
More to Follow
UPDATE: launch now scheduled for 0900 sunday
Circa 1942, From the Library and Archives Canada
With the Departure last Thursday of the Holiday Island from the Nova Dock, Space was freed up for the Woodward Group Coastal Shipping Ltd tanker Travestern to enter this morning.
Photos to Follow.
CCGS A. LeBlanc was spotted covered in tarps this morning suggesting that Hero #8 will be rolled out for painting this weekend. Hero #8 will become the CCGS M. Charles
CCGS M. Charles, after Seaman Martin Charles, S.C., M.B., of Bamfield, British Columbia, and Hereditary Chief of the Nitinat Band. Martin Charles, now deceased, devoted his life and career to saving lives. He earned the Medal of Bravery for his instrumental role in a search and rescue incident that began with a sunken fishing vessel and ended with the crash of the helicopter assisting in the rescue efforts.
though no release has been issued, CCGS Corporal McLaren M.M.V. is now tied up at BIO, and carries a Canadian registry. This signifies that she has been handed over from the Shipyard to the Coast Guard.
Work on Hero Class #7 CCGS A. LeBlanc has been progressing. it was rolled back last week, though there has been no sign of hero #8 outside the assembly hall.
The CCGS Corporal Mclaren MMV took to the basin for builders trials this morning. I believe this is the first time she has operated under her own power.
The Government today announced the acceptance of the fifth of the Canadian Coast Guard’s new Hero Class vessels, the CCGS G. Peddle S.C. The CCGS G. Peddle S.C. will be based in Dartmouth at BIO and will be used for fisheries enforcement duties in the Atlantic Region.
A formal naming and dedication ceremony will follow.
HMCS Montreal is due to move from the Machine Shop Wharf to the Dockyard today at 1300. She will be the third vessel to complete the Shipyard portion of FELEX.
HMCS Charlettown is currently in the graving dock, and HMCS St Johns will take her place when she moves to the Machine Shop Wharf.
Interestingly, HMCS Halifax had the flight deck modifications for the cyclone. these do not appear to have been preformed on the Fredericton, though the deck was probably strengthened anyway.