0

Canada 2014 no more, Fundy Rose the Princess of Acadia Replacement

The government somewhat quietly announced  this past Friday that the replacement vessel for the MV Princess of Acadia, which serves the Saint John to Digby ferry route, will be named the MV Fundy Rose.

The MV Fundy Rose is a combination of the top names submitted by Canadians as part of a public naming process launched earlier this year.

The first part of the name reflects the renowned tidal level and water volume, the ocean conditions and world-wide appreciation of the Bay of Fundy.

The second part of the name reflects Rose Fortune, a woman born into slavery and relocated to Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, after her family escaped the British colony of Virginia during the American Revolution. She developed a successful business transporting luggage from the ferry docks to Annapolis hotels and homes via wheelbarrow. She also offered a wake-up service to customers to make certain they caught their boat to Digby or Saint John on time. Over time, Rose Fortune became known as the first female police officer in Canada – an unofficial title she earned by maintaining order and safeguarding property at the town’s wharves.

The MV Fundy Rose was purchased by the Government of Canada in October 2014 from a private ferry operator in Greece at a cost of approximately $31 million EURO ($44.6 million CAN).  She was built in 2000 by Daewoo Industries. It is 124 metres in length and 19 metres in breadth, with a cruising speed of 20 knots. It has modern onboard amenities and segregated car and vehicle decks.

Since its arrival in Canada in December 2014, the MV Fundy Rose has been dockside in Halifax undergoing a main engine overhaul; replacement of carpeting and tiles; installation of a truckers’ lounge, a children’s play area and a business lounge; upgrades to computer equipment, kitchen equipment and life saving equipment; improving bow and stern door hydraulics; upgrading alarm, monitoring and engine control systems; and fuel oil tank cleaning.

Pin on PinterestShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on TumblrEmail this to someone
0

Stadt Cadiz at Pier 9b – Engine Troubles

Pier 9 is collecting a selection of Damaged vessels. The most recent addition is the Stadt Cadiz, which is the operated by CMA-CGM as their contribution to their shared service with Maersk.

She arrived, late, from Montreal last week, and then unloaded all her boxes and proceeded to pier 9. It is unclear if she will be repaired here, or will be towed to a shipyard somewhere.

The Bulk Carrier Harefield is still tied up, awaiting repairs to her damaged rudder. though work seems to have resumed in the past few days.

Pin on PinterestShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on TumblrEmail this to someone
0

Seapike

The tanker SeaPike spent yesterday at anchor. She moved to imperial oil this morning after the departure of Apollon. Built in 2009, she is German Flagged, and arrived from New Orleans.

Pin on PinterestShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on TumblrEmail this to someone
0

That Sinking Feeling

Spotted in the North West arm.
Check your ThruHulls boat owners.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Pin on PinterestShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on TumblrEmail this to someone