MSC Cruises Adds Halifax in 2010

from: Travel Agent Central:

MSC Announces New Itineraries

MSC Cruises announced that MSC Magnifica, currently under construction, will be sailing a series of fall foliage cruises from New York and Quebec in 2010..
After arriving in New York, the ship is scheduled for four more itineraries, including a 10-night roundtrip cruise that leaves New York City on September 22 and makes calls in Sydney, Charlottetown, Quebec, Halifax and Newport.


the Colregs

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.


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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