The Chilean tall ship B.E. Esmeralda Departs Quebec City Tommorow at 3pm for halifax.
One of her sailors made it here allready when a Sick sailor airlifted to Halifax on May 4.
Photos to come.
Also this week, on Friday, Halifax Inshore Rescue begins services for the season, and the first cruise ship of the year Holland America’s Maasdam Arrives
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)
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.
The Canadian Border Services Agency was out xraying Containers coming off K-Lines Vecchio Bridge.. They seemed to be paying attention to Hajin Containers.
Bay Ferries CAT, after departing Scotia Dock at Halifax Shipyards, Bound for the Basin for a compass swing. The Cat left the dock unassisted by tugs.
“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
Setting sail on the HMCS Fredericton
Update May 18 2009:
HMCS Sackville fires its main gun in memory of Rear Admiral William Moss Landymore. Rear Admiral Landymore served in the navy for 33 years and was recognized for his wartime service during the Battle of the Atlantic. His ashes were spread outside Halifax Harbour during a committal ceremony aboard HMCS Toronto on May 1.