This is a blog about the comings and goings in the harbour – since January this has included raw sewage which is once again being dumped into the harbour since a power interuption caused a failure at the halifax sewage plant, filling it with sludge.
For those who want the latest, I suggest keeping tabs Via Google News
Allow me to add my $0.02 about the situation:
To the Mayor Peter Kelly – Last summer you took credit for the plant cleaning up the harbour, now you must also wear its failure. Do your Job, Read the report, find out what happened and how to prevent it, and most of all, GET IT FIXED, as in Yesterday.
If it takes a year to fix, then either your not working hard enough, or you built a flawed system, and should fire the people responsible, and resign yourself.
Lets hope the Chronicle Herald can get to the bottom of this.
Canada’s eye on the sea
A look inside Canadas Maritime Inteligence establishment
Halifax, Odessa ports team up
As part of a plan to offset Declines in container traffic with break bulk.
No money for peeling Peggys Cove lighthouse
Looking a bit Battered, but still functional tourists think the Lighthouse is less then Picturesque.
Peggy’s Cove lighthouse to get paint, repairs
Ships may plug in while in port
Your boat likely has had a shore power connection for years – now the big ships do too.
Halifax prepares to host tall ships
Their coming – July 16-20
Halifax Gateway Council elects new board
arriving at halifax shipyard today.
to the Scotia Dock, at Halifax Shipyards.
The Norwegian naval vessel HNOMS Roald Amundsen arrived in port this afternoon.
This is the ship’s second visit this year
Arrived in Halifax today and is tied up at Pier 24. Groupe Ocean usually operates in the St Lawrence around Quebec – so she is possibly bound for the Scotia Dock, as it is an Irving Built Tug. (same design as the Atlantic Oak, and Larch.
UPDATE: She’s Brand new from the East Isle Shipyard in PEI, in Town for trials.
Seajacks Kraken returned this morning to anchorage 7, it had been jacked up to the east of Halifax off Lawrencetown (Thanks to a good AIS hit) Before jacking up, it was seen very close to Cable Wharf
Nt Dartmouth Spent a few days out of the harbor and came back repainted.. Alas still no AIS.
Melfi Marine to drop Hailfax port for Montreal
After almost 16 years Melfi Marine is dropping Halifax as a port of call in favour the Port of Montreal.
Cruise season over for Halifax-built ship
Pearl Seas Cruises said it had to cancel the remainder of the 2009 Eastern Canadian and St. Lawrence Seaway cruises because of deficiencies with the Pearl Mist recently discovered during sea trials, quality issues and construction delays.
Picton Castle’s odyssey over
The Picton Castle returned to Lunenburg at Saturday after completing its circumnavigation of the Atlantic Ocean
The Seajacks Kraken
(sorry, shot into the sun)
also The German Navy ships departed this morning, and the Chilean Tall Ship Esmerelda is scheduled to depart tonight.