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The International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea state who has the right of way. Everyone below you on this list must give way to you. In Halifax, a container ship usually falls under #6

1. Not Under Command
2. Restricted in Ability to Manoeuvre
3. Constrained by Draught
4. Fishing
5. Under Sail
6. Under Power
7. Seaplane

Lets also remember the Red Green Principle “Im in my van, he’s in his pinto, who has right of way?” – this principle is how merging works in NYC – im bigger so i have right of way.

Dont do this.. Despite what the colregs say, the Red green Principle wins.

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Pilot Boarding


Or rather disembarking from the Ellen Knutsen, who stopped into halifax for bunkers and supplies a few weeks ago.
some day ill get a shot at the pilot station – alas i came close once, but they boarded on the offshore side of the ship.

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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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