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This post costs 30% more then planned – The weekly news #25

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News

1.Lifeboats head west

2. Openhydro continues

the latest on openhydro

3. BP doesnt find oil.
BPs partner has announced in a filing that commercial quantities of oil were not found in its drilling program. Shell returned their leases, presumably after not finding anything either.

4.Vidar Viking finished.
Davie announced the completion of the first ship, However with the first ship complete, Canadian Press is reporting Davie and Federal fleet have delivered on time, but not on Budget, with the costs of the project increasing by 217 million.

5.Open House Saturday

6. Job Fare – Be a SeaFarer
Want to be A Seafarer? Attend SIU’s job fair tonight.

 

Interesting

1.time-lapse

History

Nov 13 1915 – Barque Calburga floundered in heavy weather off Strumbel Head, Wales, while carrying timber from Halifax.

Nov 12, 1928 –  The Lamport and Holt Lines passenger ship Vestris sank in the Atlantic after being swamped by two huge waves.

Nov 11, 1976 – HMCS ALGONQUIN assists fisheries protection vessel Chebucto in arresting two Cuban fishing vessels suspected of illegal fishing in the Halifax approaches

Nov 10, 1813 – The warship Atalanta was wrecked near Halifax Harbour. The ship sank in only twelve minutes but the entire crew were saved.

Nov 8, 1728 – Captain James Cook Born on this day.  He spent his early career in Canada

 

Falling from the sky, and other Weekly News #24

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News

0. Plane Crash

1.Hudson is old

CBC is reporting that the 55year old Hudson may qualify for OAS.

2. Cleanup Isle 3.
the CCGS removed oil form the Manois L. this is how they did it.

3.This week in the Herald
I talk about Atlantic Towing picking up west coast work with the coast guard, after they won a contract to provide 2 emergency towing vessels in BC. I also mention the shifting of bunkering to Saint John.

4.6th AOPS
On Friday the feds announced a 6th AOPS. Some say its politics, some say the navy needed the 6th boat to ensure readiness.

5. NS Sailing Conference
NS Sailing is holding its 4th annual conference Nov 17th, at Citadel Highschool.

6. Marblehead.
the Notice of Race for the 2019 Marblehead has been posted.

Interesting

1.Walls of Olde.

2. Yarmouth Ferry.

History

Nov 7, 1910 – HMCS RAINBOW arrives Esquimalt for 1st time, the first RCN ship on the west coast.

Nov 7, 1872 –  The brigantine Mary Celeste, built in Spencer’s Island, NS, sailed from New York, bound for Genoa, Italy.

Nov 6, 1940 – HMCS Ottawa and HMS Harvester sink the Italian submarine Faa di Bruno. It was the RCN’s first submarine kill of the war.

Nov 4, 1940 -The Armed Merchant Cruisers Laurentic and Patrolus were sunk off Iceland by U-99

Nov 3, 1942 – Canadian merchant ship Chr. J. Kampmann was sunk by u-boat attack while carrying a cargo of sugar and rum.

 

Naval Gazing and other weekly news #23

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News

1.TSB to Fisherman
the TSB Called out fisherman after the worst year for industry deaths in a long time.

2. The Herald
6 years after the sinking of the bounty, weather is still an issue.

3. Port Expansion
the port authority gave a presentation to council, and received wide support back from the city. also letters to the editor suggest moving port to Dartmouth is impractical.

4.More on Port Expansion from CB Spectator
See what cb has to say about the expansion of halterm. also this on the cruise industry

5. Navy troubles

HMCS Halifax suffered a fire in one of her turbines. a few days later :

 

6. New CG Boats

Interesting

1.from early 1918

 

 

2.Shipwrecks

 

 

BBC on the project mapping the first world war wrecks in the english channel

History

Oct 30, 1942 – a boarding party from HMS Petard captured codebooks from the sinking U-559, vital to cracking the four rotor Enigma

Oct 30, 1918 – HMCS GALIANO foundered in Barkley Sound, BC, in the same storm that claimed CPR liner SS Princess Sophia. GALIANO is the first RCN warship to be lost and only ship lost WWI.

Oct 28, 1940 – Canadian Pacific Railways passenger liner Empress of Britain sunk by U-32 off the coast of Ireland

 

 

 

its a slow weekly news #22

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News

1.ACL Changes.
ACL is reducing the size of its Halifax office, laying off 15 staff and retaining 6. No changes are planned to the twice weekly call to Halifax, however Goteborg Sweden was dropped from the rotation, and will be served by a feeder service.

2. Ferry #5
the newest Halifax transit ferry, Rita joe will have her dedication ceremony Friday afternoon from 2-3pm at Alderney landing. the boat went into service on the Tuesday afternoon

3. in the Herald


this week i talk about the ever repeating history of the container business. Efficiency drives demand for bigger ships

4.CCGS Changes
the Feds announced the creation of an Arctic Region today. The Canadian Coast Guard currently has 3 operational regions: Western, Central and Arctic, and Atlantic. The Coast Guard will have 4 operational regions once the stand-alone Arctic region is established.
As well, the interim icebreakers being converted by Davie, will be less interim, and more permanent.

 

Interesting

1. its nautical out.
that bad weather the other day – some kids went sailing, and it was awsome.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

#girlpower today with lots of female sailors battling the harsh elements out there today! @sailcanada @hellyhansen @women_on_water

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2.Ocean Terminals

History

Oct 22, 1943 – U537 lands a German automatic weather station, code named Kurt in Martin Bay, Labrador

Oct 21,1805 – 1805 Nelson leads the Royal Navy to victory over the Franco-Spanish fleet at Trafalgar
Oct 21 1910 – HMCS Niobe arrived in Halifax, making it the first Canadian warship of the newly formed RCN.

Oct 20, 1803 – the Garrson Clock on citadel hill began keeping time.

Oct 19, 1967: Cunard Steamship Co. announces cancellation of its Canadian transatlantic passenger ships between Montreal and Liverpool.

Oct 19, 1940 – auxiliary minesweeper, HMCS Bras D’Or, sank in the Gulf of St. Lawrence during heavy weather with all hands lost.

To save jobs the Halifax Shipyard should build a port in Dartmouth. Weekly News #21

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News

1.Local MP Hates the port..
the Feds reject port funding request for expansion.

2.Local MP Hates the port

Here is what i had to say in the herald

3.Local MP Hates the Port.
CBC Follows up. apparently it was a 500million ask that was rejected, however the port is still borrowing money to expand pier 41/42

4.This week in the Herald.

This week I talk about the shipyard, the competition for repair work, and how they may have shot themselves in the foot.

5. Ships Stay Here, and 1 more ship to start here?
from the Ottawa Citizen – Irving is hoping to keep all the Halifax Class repair work, and wants to build a 7th AOPS? the feds have contracted for 5, with incentives to lead to a 6th. Also Council has given its support to the Shipyard workers.

6.ABCO to build Landing Craft for AOPS

NS Built small boats will be carried on the new AOPS. the Baots will be built in Lunenburg.

7.Ship Selection Soon.

word is the feds will be choosing the design for the CSC by the end of the month. then negotiations will start. The 3 options were outlined into this post.

Interesting

1. Bad Seamanship

2.Bad Seamanship

History

Oct 16, 1970 – CSS Hudson returned to Halifax, completing the first circumnavigation of the Americas

Oct 14, 1942 – SS Caribou torpedoed by U69 in the Cabot Strait. The Newfoundland ferry was traveling from Sydney to Port Aux Basques.  101 survivors, 137 passengers and crew are killed.

Oct 12, 1492 – Christopher Columbus sights his first landfall in the Americas at 2:00 am.

Oct 11, 1963 – HMCS Haida is paid off

Oct 11, 1942 – RCMP St. Roch entered halifax harbour, becoming the first vessel to transit the north west passage west to east.

Weekly News #20. Brought to you by the Letter A.

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News

1. This week in the Herald

Leeway Marine and Kraken Sonar partner to drive down the cost of High quality Surveys. I’m sorry for the lede. it was my editors idea. He surfs.

2.Chinese parts
CBC reported that the feds were asking about chinese parts in the AOPS. By coincidence, this story came out in Business Week about the Chinese adding chips to Motherboards also came out the same day.

3.Alderny or Purdy’s
Global reports on the potential location for a new cruise terminal.

4. Asterix and Oblix


with the recent Tsunami in Indonesia, its worth bringing up that the NRU Astrix has a sister ship, the Obilix available for conversion and sale at a price of 600 million Canadian. The federal goverment should procure the second conversion, and out fit the ship as a disaster response vessel.

the Asterix can power 10000 homes, and generate enough drinking water for a city. Add beds to the hospital, and Canada could have a formidable tool for international assistance, and give the US Navy’s Hospital ships a run for their money.

 

5.Moby DIck
The Canadian Press reports on the Nova Zembla, a sunken Whale ship thought to be close to shore off Baffin Island.

6.Thats All Folks!
Ocearch has concluded their expedition, tagging 7 sharks off Mahone Bay

Interesting

1.Old Ships Log Data

Via twitter

Ship log data from 1622 to 1855 was digitized as a way to study climate, since the logs contained daily weather observations.  (get the data at https://stvno.github.io/page/cliwoc/)

whats interesting is you can really see how winds optimized the routes of ships

2.Caligula’s giant pleasure barges.

this thread on twitter is amazing, in that these were built by the Romans in the first place, found, recovered and then lost.

History

Oct 10,1801 James Morris arrives at Sable Island to setup the first rescue station

Oct 9, 1942 – Canadian merchant ship Carolus was sunk by U69

Oct 8, 1944 – HMCS Mulgrave damaged by a mine and beached near LaHavre France. she was later salvaged, but declared a total loss.

Oct 8, 1885 – J. M. Blaikie, the first four-masted barque built in Canada was launched at Great Village.

Oct 6, 1801 The first group to settle on Sable Island sailed from Halifax.

Oct 4, 1944 – Frigate HMCS Magog is torpedoed in the St. Lawrence river. She survives, and is towed to Quebec for repairs.

Its Nautical outside – Weekly News #19

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News

1.Naming Ceremony
the future HMCS Harry Dewolf will actually become HMCS Harry Dewolf in a ceremony at Halifax Shipyards on October 5th. A bottle of NS Sparkling Wine will be broken on her bow.

2. This week in the Herald


I talk about container line service changes, and port state control.

3. Ferries
the Rita Joe arrived in halifax over the weekend. Compare the Old and New ferries Wheelhouses. the Woodside 1 (From 1987) and the Christopher Stannix from 2014

Notable Moves

HMCS Moncton sailed on the 28th for Baltimore for fleet week, which runs Oct 3-9. HMS Monmouth, which is working with the new RN Aircraft Carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth II off Norfolk, will also be in attendance.

Interesting

1.Mega block
We caught the Rollout out of the Center megablock of AOPS #2. there is a time lapse Video.


2.Compass House

The flower class corvette, like HMCS Sackville, originally had a short Foc’sal and an enclosed compass house on the bridge. when the foc’sal was lengthened, the compass houses were removed. One still survives today in liverpool.

History

October 3 1914 –  The first members of the Canadian Expeditionary Force sailed from Halifax.

Oct 2 1758 – The Legislature of NS passes an Act to Build the Sambro Island Light.

October 1marked the 77th birthday of the Royal New Zealand Navy.

Sept 28 2003 – Just before midnight, Hurricane Juan hits halifax.

Sept 27 1938- The great passenger liner Queen Elizabeth was launched at Clydebank, Scotland.

Great White Sharks are Killing People and They’re Coming To Nova Scotia – Weekly News #18

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News

1.Tagging Sharks
Ocearch Managed to tag 2 sharks off Nova Scotia On Monday. both were Male Great White sharks.

2.Russian Ice Class Vessels
The AKADEMIK SERGEY VAVILOV pulled into Halifax on the 25th, presumably at the end of her Arctic Cruise Season. Sister Ship Akademik Ioffe was due at the shipyard in Les Mechins PQ. late afternoon on the 25th, 1 month after running aground in the arctic.

3.The Herald
The Shipping news has gone dead tree! Look for a Weekly column in the Business Section. this week is the first. You can read my previous article on the Launch of the Future Harry Dewolf  and the Grounding of the Akademik Ioffe.

4.HMCS Oriole
the RCN’s Sail training vessel returned from a Great lakes tour yesterday.

5.New Ferry
The new Halifax Transit Ferry Rita Joe, was launched on the 21st.

Interesting

1.Know your Day Shapes

2.Thug Moby Dick

History

Sept 24, 1942 – The liberty ship Stephen Hopkins fought an epic gun duel with the German raider, Stier. Both ships eventually sank.
Sept 23, 1944 – RCN Settles on a single green Maple leaf on ships funnels.
Sept 22, 1937 – William Crowell of Dartmouth and his dog Togo arrived in Vancouver after rounding North America in his 23 foot ketch
Sept 21, 1957 – German Barque, Pamir, one of the last great square-rigged ships sank during an Atlantic storm. Eighty lost.
Sept 20, 1943 – Canadian Destroyer, HMCS St. Croix torpedoed off Greenland. Only one of her one hundred and forty seven crew was saved

 

*the title for this post comes from the Halifax Examiner’s Morning File, because it generated a ton of hate mail from people who don’t understand satire.

Yarrrrr Me’hartys its the weekly news #17

September 19 is talk like a pirate day. in that vein, this post has a parrot on its shoulder.

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News

1.AOPS1 Launched
the future HMCS Harry Dewolf Launched at the shipyard. we Covered it Here, here and here, plus the Front page of the Herald.

2. Ioffe repaired
I was told that as of Sept 13th repairs are complete. she sailed for Kugaaruk, where she will met a TC inspector who cleared the Ioffe to sail. She will be escorted through the Ice by CCGS Henry Larsen, bound for Les Mechins PQ, where Verreault Navigation has a large dry dock. Her ETA is the 24th, 1 month from when she grounded. Updates posted here.

3.Kingston class guns dispersed

MCDV’s now feature a large table forward.
The 40mm Bofors, dating to the second world war have been striped from the Kingston class MCDV’s, and will be installed in their Name Sake Cities.

4.Tidal Turbines
The open Hydro turbine is broken, and not spinning. I heard speculation that the turbine actually broke just after it was re-deployed, which is what caused the French parent company of Open Hydro to pull the plug.

Black rock tidal put  their test platform in the water for the first time, and will be deploying it in  Grand Passage. this unit was previously used in Scotland, and set power production records there. We covered the various turbines in this post.

5. Tag your.. a shark?!
DFO tagged its first Shark off Nova Scotia. Ocearch is in town to also run a shark tagging expedition. these are the folks who tagged Hilton the Shark , who summers of NS.

6.Cook’s ship Found

HMB Endeavour, the ship commanded by James Cook, has been found off the coast of the US.

Movements

Atlantic Raven Spent the weekend at woodside, departing for the west coast via panama


HMS Monomonth and HMS Queen Elizabeth II are in Norfolk VA. (Above, RN Photo Via twitter)

Interesting

Port History of Ch’town

I recently discovered Sailstrait  which describes itself as “Telling the stories of the history of the port of Charlottetown and the marine heritage of Northumberland Strait on Canada’s East Coast.”

the above tweet possibly relates to this story about cars passing through ports, and at least in Montreal, Police Not Caring.

History

Sept 18, 1809 – 6 seamen are executed for mutiny on the sloop HMS Colombine. They were tarred and hung in iron cages on McNabs Is.

Sept. 17, 1949 – The S.S. Noronic catches fire – Toronto’s greatest single loss of life tragedy with at least 118 lives lost.

Sept 16, 1939 – HX1, the first convoy bound for Great Britain in WWII leaves Halifax
Sept 14, 1942 –  The aircraft carrier USS Wasp was sunk by the Japanese submarine I-19.

Sept 8, 1942 -SS Norfolk, ex-Glenbuckie (Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal) struck by two torpedoes from U 175, sinking in less than a minute, off British Guiana

Man jumps overboard, Arrested Naked. the News #16

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News

1.man leaps from ferry, arrested naked in woman’s house
CBC reports on a man who released a life raft, jumped overboard, and swam for shore from a B.C ferry.

2.ZIM still hanging on

in an era of aliances, zim is still going it alone, and still loosing a ton of money. The Loadstar reveals ZIM‘s future prospects

3. The Acadia is rusting
CSS Acadia, the only ship still afloat to survive the Halifax Explosion, and serve in both world wars is in danger of sinking. Her hull has rusted through, and her below decks are full of Mold. See also Global, and the Herald

4.Plastic in the ocean
CBC Reports that there is alot of it, and its really small.

5.Sunken Whale Ship found
the RCGS found a Scottish whaling ship that sunk in 1903. the discovery was made Aug 31, from the Adkelmelik Sergey Villow – the other vessel working for One Ocean in the Arctic.

6.CMA-CGM Cuts Container rates.
sending a container around the world is cheap. it just got cheaper.

7. Cruise Issues.

it was a bad weekend for cruise ships, with weather, mechanical and MOB issues.

 

Interesting

History

Sept 11 1944 -HMCS Hespeler and HMCS Dunver sank U-484
Sept 11, 1942 -HMCS Charlottetown sunk by U-517 off Cap Chat PQ.

Sept 10 1941- HMCS Chambly and HMCS Moose Jaw sank U-501 – the first sub sunk by Canadians in the war.

Sept 9 1920 –  the whale ship Charles W. Morgan set sail on her last voyage. she as preserved and restored and is now atMystic Seaport.

Sept 7 1891- the first bridge across the harbour washes away in a hurricane.

Sept 6,1620 – the Mayflower departs England for the new world.

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