There are 2 competing Bids to build the Supply vessel for the Deep Panuke Project – Secunda is planing on converting a Russian hull currently in the bedford basin (the have done this in the past) Halifax Shipyards is bidding to build new.
See this Article
Before – Neftegaz-29, Now known as Intrepid Sea (from Shipspotting.com)
Hebron Sea – A converted Russian Hull
Also related, Dominion Diving Feels shut out of offshore work. From the Chronicle Herald
As of Feb 13 2009 , HMCS Ville De Quebec has a new Commander
More Details Here
Today, Harbour Development Placed the Dredging Barge over Purdy’s Shoal to remove it. The shoal Became A hazard to shipping since the dockyard installed its force protection boom, moving the shipping lane east, and over the shoal.
Reports to VTS indicate the barge will be on station until march.
Currently Tied up at Pier 9, Brand Spanking new.
Here Seen Entering the Narrows.
From The Ship Watcher:
“HALIFAX, NS – Algoma Tankers newest fleet member arrived in North America early Monday after traveling from Turkey where it was recently completed.
“The vessel arrived at the Port of Halifax today after a fairly uneventful winter crossing,” said Catherine Calvert of Algoma Tankers via email today. “She of course experienced some heavy weather (throughout the trip).”
Algocanada is scheduled to come into service once some final items are attended to in Halifax. The vessel will then begin work in the Atlantic East Coast and Great Lakes regions.
No formal dedication ceremony is planned at this time.”
This morning Irving Shipbuilding Moved the Pearl Mist from the Scotia Dock to the Machine Shop Wharf
at Ives Knoll, Halifax Harbour – Nov 30/08
The US’s newest warship the USS Freedom is scheduled to make an appearance in Halifax Tomorow.
Stay tuned for photos.
The Halifax Based Barge ShovelMaster (Tied up next to pier 9) Ran into trouble and Capsized in Heavy weather of Yarmouth, wed. From the Halifax Chronicle Herald:
A CH-149 Cormorant hovers over the barge Shovel Master. The helicopter from 413 Squadron based at 14 Wing Greenwood was returning from training in Summerside, P.E.I., when called to assist the vessel. The Cana dian Press reported rescue officials got a call late Wednesday afternoon that the barge, towing a dredge, was taking on water about 50 kilometres west of Yarmouth on the Lurcher Shoal. The rescue centre in Halifax says that seas were four to five metres high with winds up to 90 kilometres an hour. The helicopter lowered a rescue technician into the water. One by one, the three crew members on the barge were lifted into the helicopter and flown to the Yarmouth hospital where one was treated for minor lacerations. The barge was still floating Thursday.
The Canadian Navy fireboat, YTR 561 Firebird, battles a blaze aboard MV Caruso, Ex CCGS Sir Charles Tupper, moored at Dartmouth’s marine slips in Dartmouth, N.S. on Saturday, Oct.11, 2008. (Photo THE CANADIAN PRESS / Andrew Vaughan)