HMCS Charlottetown sailed just after 10am for the Mediterranean to support Canadian Interests in Libya.
Good Luck, and have a safe Voyage!
High Winds again kept ships in and Away from Halifax Harbour.
Ferry passengers had a Fun Commute home, with locals complaining via Facebook of sea-sickness.
Canada Express and Atlantic Compass Both Sailed at 9am. Moleson Bunkered and sailed just after noon.
The Chronicle Herald is reporting that 2 stowaways were found on the Atlantic Concert which arrived yesterday at Fairview Cove. Border services continues to search the ship for others.
This is the second occurrence of Stowaways being found on Atlantic Concert, The last occurring in April 2009.
SCOTT TURECAMO WITH BARGE NEW HAMPSHIRE moved from Imperial Oil to the Anchorage, Presumably to wait out the weather.
Scott Turecamo is a semi regular visitor to Halifax, with various oil barges. Known as an ATB for Articulated tug and barge, the tug mates to the barge with a special pin so it is ridgidly connected. The advantage is that a tug and Tank barge requires fewer crew then a tanker, so ATB’s bend the rules and save their owners some crewing costs.
Georgia S sailed today with a load of Gypsum. The gypsum business is still struggling, with more layoffs announced today. Georgia S will likely be back to her anchorage in the Bedford Basin within the week. Atlantic Condor, Atlantic towing’s new supply ship also sailed early this morning, presumably for more trials.
The Beluga Favourisation Docked at BIO yesterday afternoon in the midst of the Snow storm, and unloaded its deck cargo of 45′ Motor Life Boats for the Coastguard.
She Departed late afternoon today bound for Baie Comeau
The bulker Alice Oldendorf, Waits at anchorage 7 for the Outbound OOCL Hong Kong to clear the narrows. Large ships must take turns traversing the Narrows, to prevent collisions. Ships are required to contact Vessel traffic Services as they Cross the ferry track and Bedford Instute of Oceanography. VTS functions like air traffic control for ships in the harbour.