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.
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)
Here’s a shot from this morning. We’re at the height of the cruise season in
Halifax. Some days there are two three or even four cruise ships in port.
The Woodside Area is home to several wharfs
Google Map of Woodside
A Division of Irving Shipbuilding, They are currently working on the PSS Chemul Accommodation Platform. Their facilities are outlined bellow, from the Irving shipbuilding website.
- Main Assembly Shop – 114.5m x 29.9m x 23.7/12.2m. Complete with 2 x 40 tonne, 2 x 20 tonne, 2 x 15 tonne overhead cranes and 2 x 1 tonne crane
- Pipe Shop – 46.1m x 18.5m
- Warehouse – 40m x 24.6m, complete with heating & sprinkler systems
- Additional stores – 15m x 15m
- Laydown Area – 2,200m2
- Offices – 600m2
- Load-Out wharf – total length 229m
- Module Assembly Pad – 13,600m2
- Module Shop – 2500m2
Ferry Terminal and IEL Wharf
Metro Transit has the Woodside Ferry dock on the left, And to the right is the IEL Warf, Home to Atlantic Towing tugs Atlantic Larch and Atlantic Oak. Also in the picture are Atlantic Elm, And the brand new Atlantic Beaver.