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Harbour Taxi

the Kings wharf harbour taxi is now in service running between Kings Wharf in Dartmouth, and Sackville landing in Halifax. They also offer trips to the Arm, Mcnabs, and along the waterfront.

The vessel interior looks to be quite spacious. Expect an update after I have gone for a ride.

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Phase 2 Arctic Survey set to begin.

From August 7 to September 17, 2015, the CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent and the CCGS Terry Fox will be  on a six week scientific survey to collect data needed for Canada’s Arctic continental shelf submission to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

The Geological Survey of Canada, part of Natural Resources Canada, and the Canadian Hydrographic Service, part of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, are responsible for this scientific work.  The vessels will survey an area in the Eurasian Basin on the Lomonosov Ridge and areas in the vicinity of the North Pole.

This is the second phase of work that was started by these 2 ships last summer.

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Christopher Stannix Sails

The harbour ferry Christopher Stannix Sailed for Sambro to be Dry Docked.
Still no word on what the issue is.

Canadian Maritime Engineering (AKA CME) has a marine railway in Sambro, and has done work on The Pilot Boats in the past.

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Svitzer Nerthus and Svitzer Njal Sail

The Svitzer tugs Svitzer Nerthus and Svitzer Njal Sailed this morning bound or Milne Inlet on Bafin Island. They arrived in June, and are to work a contract for the new Iron Ore mine there.

interestingly, they didn’t take Canadian names.  Nerthus is the Germanic Goddess of Fertility, hailing from an island in Denmark. Njal refers to a Character from an Icelandic Saga written in the late 1200’s.

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Dartmouth Ferry Christopher Stannix is Broken

Halifax Transit Issued a press release yesterday about ferry schedule changes “due to ongoing mechanical assessment of one of its vessels, the Christopher Stannix”

the release continues “Halifax Transit staff conducted an initial assessment of the issue earlier this week, and have determined that the vessel must be brought out of the water to conduct a complete evaluation. It’s anticipated that the vessel will be out of service for several weeks to accommodate this work”

Sounds like a problem with one of the Voith Drives. No word on where she will be dry docked.

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