Monthly Archives: July 2011

HMS Dauntless (D33)

HMS Dauntless (D33) arrived In Halifax this morning.

From Wikipedia HMS Dauntless is the second ship of the Type 45 class of air defence destroyer built for the Royal Navy. She was built by BAE, and launched at Govan in January 2007, was handed over to the Royal Navy on 3 December 2009 and was formally commissioned on 3 June 2010

Today’s Visit was a short one, as she took on Bunkers, And departed at 1700.

Shelburne Ship Repair

Shelburne ship repair is another Irving yard ( Halifax Shipyard, St John Shipbuilding (NB), and East Isle (PEI) are the Others). The Yard is currently the home of the Pearl Mist. Built at Halifax Shipyards, her delivery was refused by the Pearl Seas Cruises for defecnies, inculding not meeting standards of various vessel Licencing Authorities, including the USCG and the Flag State (Marshal Islands). The Flag state issues are contractual and apparently trivial to resolve. The USCG Issues are outside the contract, and actully require the vessel to be turned over and crewed by the owner prior to certification.

The yard recently began several million in repairs and upgrades, including a new Marine Railway seen here:

The Bids Are In

Well, its now a case of Hurry up and wait.
The Quebec based Davie Yard, Had its sale to Ontario based Upper Lakes Shipping approved Thursday, Just barely making them eligible to bid. Irving Shipbuilding, and BC based SeaSpan Have also confirmed bids. 32 boxes of bid documents were submitted, and of those 16 belong to ISI.

For More, See (Via The Chronicle Herald) Battle of the boatyards Source: Halifax ship bid on course
Shelburne district backs Halifax bid