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PSV Breaux Tide at Pier 25

The Platform Supply Vessel Breux tide arrived yesterday afternoon at pier 25. On charter to Atlantic Towing, She will be used for Shells Exploritory drilling program in the Shelburn Basin.

The Drill Rig, Stenna Icemax is still in the Gulf of Mexico.

Update 3/09: workers painted out the stern Port of registry and repainted her with Halifax. She is now registered in Canada.

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Follow Up On Sailboat Accident Yesterday.

DFO released the above picture today of yesterdays incident. Reports were of a vessel in trouble, off halifax, and CCGS Sambro Was Responding. The Sambro was noted to be in a position between Conrad’s and Lawrencetown beaches, where there appears to be a shoal.

CHS Chart #4237 (Halifax Harbour and Approaches) Refers to the point of land as Fox Point, and the rocks are actually labeled Egg Island.

The Sambro collected the 3 people, and took them to the Government Wharf in Eastern passage where they were tended to by paramedics.

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No Life Jacket? – Improvise with pants.

No Life Jacket Required

Who needs a life jacket when you've got a good set of pants on? My good friend, Michael Carr, demonstrates the lost art of turning clothing into survival gear (in under a minute). (Note: of course, I am not advocating for not using a life jacket while boating. Life jackets always work better than pants.)

Posted by Mario Vittone – Maritime Risk Consulting on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

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Visit to the St Roch

Captained by Henry Larsen, the RCMP schooner St. Roch was the first ship to completely circumnavigate North America and the second sailing vessel to complete a voyage through the Northwest Passage. She was the first ship to complete the Northwest Passage in the direction west to east, and returned east to west.

She is now part of the Maritime Museum in Vancouver. We have posted a tour on our Flickr page:
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