Category Archives: Halifax Shipyard

Hero #8 Rolled out – CCGS M. Charles

The second to last hero class vessel was rolled out on the weekend, after the delayed launch of CCGS A. Leblanc occured last weekend.

She was rolled out for painting way back at the Beginning of October. Much work that is normally completed in the yard appears to have been done indoors, inducing installation of the crane on the rear deck, and some antennas and other equipment. Once the mast is installed, launching should occur fairly quickly.

CCGS A LeBlanc Still not launched

Originally scheduled to be launched last weekend, CCGS A LeBlanc still sits in the yard at halifax shipyards. The launch cradle is lashed to the vessel, however she is still surrounded by barriers and has yet to be moved to the top of the launching ways.
No word on a new launch date at this time.
UPDATE:
Shipfax reports that a line may have parted while moving the vessel to the top of the launching ways, injuring a worker. As a result, a stop work order may have been issued, delaying the launch indefinitely.
Update:
The hearld confirmed this story today. During the launching operation a cable came loose, causing a clip to go flying, crashing through a windshield and injuring a worker. The stop work order will be lifted when the labour department is satisfied the work can be done safely. Other shipyard work is unaffected

Hero #8 to Be Rolled out for Painting

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.