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Laid Up Ships

The Economic downturn has Lied up 2 ships so far in halifax waiting for work.
The M/V Georgia S – A Gypsum Carrier is now Laid up in Anchorage 11 at the north end of the Bedford Basin. The Gypsum business has dried up as new building is down. (gypsum being the main ingredient in the plaster used to make Drywall).


The M/V Maria Desgagnes is currently tied up at Pier 33, awaiting work after coming out of the Halifax Shipyards. (Seen Here behind the NT Dartmouth)

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News Bits

Titanic voyage planned
The Titanic Memorial Cruise website (http://www.titanicmemorialcruise.co.uk/) wants you to “reserve your place in history.” Onboard the MS Balmoral, a ship operated by Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, whose parent company Harland and Wolff built the Titanic, passengers will be treated to the flavours of 1912.

Ahoy! Tall Ships in Tenerife
Ships will arrive in Halifax on Thursday, July 16 and and feature the Parade of Sail in Halifax on Monday, July 20 see http://www.tallshipsnovascotia.com/ for more details

Explore Georges Island
For the second year, OTANS has opened up Georges island to the public. One weekend only.

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Engine Room fire on HMCS Fredericton


“One of HMCS Fredericton’s two gas turbines, the ship’s main propulsion system, caught fire while the frigate was at sea on training off Nova Scotia late last week.”

Navy assessing damage after fire aboard frigate
Canadian warship on schedule despite engine room fire

Previously:
Setting sail on the HMCS Fredericton

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