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The Sewage Plant

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.

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news bits

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.
UPDATE:
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

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Ocean Bertrand Jeansonne


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.

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news bits

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

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Departures

Departing Today:
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.

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