Monthly Archives: October 2009

On A tug

In September of 2008 was launched in preparation of Celebrating Canada in 2010. This year long celebration in which the Celebrate Canada pavilion will be manned by Tim Van Horn and Heide Van Loon as it travels across Canada to a diverse range of venues such as schools, first nations settlements, small town events, larger cultural festivals, and a number of high profile national events

On Day 170, They went on a trip with Switzer Bedford to move a tanker.

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The HMCS Kootenay explosion

40 years ago today, one of the worst Canada’s worst peacetime naval tragities occured. During A routine high speed pass, HMCS Kootenay suffered a gearbox explosion killing 9 crew, and injuring several more.

Addtional Coverage and Background:
CBC Archive Footage of Kootenay (with Saguney and Bonaventure
HMCS Kootenay survivors mark 40th anniversary
Hazegray’s Account of the Explosion
Taking stock of Canada’s worst peacetime naval disaster

Weekly News Bits

News Bits – Now Weekly!

Captain’s log, star date 1791 – Vintage views of Canada for sale
the logs of Capt. William Hope will come to auction and offer Canadian museums and collectors a chance to capture some rare, vintage views of this country.

CN official denies putting Halifax behind B.C. port in priority
The Port of Halifax is not taking a back seat to Prince Rupert, B.C., in terms of commitment from CN, a senior railway official said Tuesday

Full scale marine security and safety exercise planned for Halifax harbour
A full-scale regional marine safety and security exercise is planned for Halifax harbour on Wednesday

Offshore Update

The Seajacks Kraken returned to halifax after comleting work off Deep Panuke. Her next stop will be the North Sea, and will likely be picked up by a dockwise vessel in the coming weeks after her avipods are taken off.

The Rowan Gorilla 3 returned to port today form the Sable project. after a few weeks in port, she will be off to work at Deep Panuke.

The Calamity Jane, a Pipe layer laying pipe for Deep Panuke is also tied up at Halterm.

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