Monthly Archives: May 2009

News Bits

Training exercise off McNabs Island could cause stir
Four to six coast guard vessels of various types and a helicopter will be involved in the search and rescue exercise. They will be simulating a search for a lifeboat and possibly looking for people in the water. The exercise will also involve lifting people out of the water.

Rolls-Royce supply vessel for Canada
Atlantic Towing Limited (Canada) has entered a long term charter with the Canadian oil and gas company EnCana Corporation for the vessel which will be built at the Halifax Shipyard in Nova Scotia. It will operate in the Deep Panuk field off the Canadian east coast.

Laid Up Ships

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)

News Bits

Titanic voyage planned
The Titanic Memorial Cruise website ( 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 for more details

Explore Georges Island
For the second year, OTANS has opened up Georges island to the public. One weekend only.

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