HMS Ark Royal is new Royal Navy Fleet FlagshipAnd will visit Halifax after easter.
Interested in buying a used tall ship? MV Caledonia is up for sale by Creditors.
Port Authority news:
Port: Cargo slowdown won’t soon improve
Atlantic Elm towING out the former HMCS Gatineau, heading for Pictou to be scrapped.
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The Chronicle Herald reported today that
A DARTMOUTH company has won a contract worth more than $4 million to remove, dismantle and dispose of two mothballed warships tied up in Halifax Harbour.
Aecon Fabco won the tender to dispose of the former HMCS Terra Nova and HMCS Gatineau with the lowest bid
The company plans to tow them to its Pictou shipyard for dismantling.The ships should be towed out of Halifax by December, said Lianne LeBel, a Defence Department spokeswoman.
40 years ago today, one of the worst Canada’s worst peacetime naval tragities occured. During A routine high speed pass, HMCS Kootenay suffered a gearbox explosion killing 9 crew, and injuring several more.
Addtional Coverage and Background:
CBC Archive Footage of Kootenay (with Saguney and Bonaventure
HMCS Kootenay survivors mark 40th anniversary
Hazegray’s Account of the Explosion
Taking stock of Canada’s worst peacetime naval disaster