Monthly Archives: October 2018

Naval Gazing and other weekly news #23

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1.TSB to Fisherman
the TSB Called out fisherman after the worst year for industry deaths in a long time.

2. The Herald
6 years after the sinking of the bounty, weather is still an issue.

3. Port Expansion
the port authority gave a presentation to council, and received wide support back from the city. also letters to the editor suggest moving port to Dartmouth is impractical.

4.More on Port Expansion from CB Spectator
See what cb has to say about the expansion of halterm. also this on the cruise industry

5. Navy troubles

HMCS Halifax suffered a fire in one of her turbines. a few days later :


6. New CG Boats


1.from early 1918






BBC on the project mapping the first world war wrecks in the english channel


Oct 30, 1942 – a boarding party from HMS Petard captured codebooks from the sinking U-559, vital to cracking the four rotor Enigma

Oct 30, 1918 – HMCS GALIANO foundered in Barkley Sound, BC, in the same storm that claimed CPR liner SS Princess Sophia. GALIANO is the first RCN warship to be lost and only ship lost WWI.

Oct 28, 1940 – Canadian Pacific Railways passenger liner Empress of Britain sunk by U-32 off the coast of Ireland




Delayed Express

the Call by Dalian Express this weekend was beset by Delays. She finally sailed around 7:30 Last night.

On arrival she took to anchor in Bedford basin to wait for the departure of Alexandria to free up the western birth. she then moved into place, and was worked overnight, and then missed her sailing due to weather at the pilot station, spending the day alongside until she was able to sail last night.

Insignia – the saddest cruise call of the year.

The Cruise ship insignia arrived yesterday from Saint John. Due to Weather, they were unable to board a pilot to enter the harbour until 7:30 last night, several hours after they were scheduled to sail. The ship required bunkers, so it waited out the weather watch, tied up at pier 24, and fueled from the Algoma Dartmouth, finally sailing at 0300 this morning.

the Port of Sydney announced last night that the ship would be skipping the call there today, and is now sailing direct for Quebec.

Port of Halifax Commences Berth Extension




the Following release was issued by the port today:

The Board of Directors of the Halifax Port Authority and the CEO are pleased to confirm that the work on the temporary South End Container Terminal berth extension has commenced, implementing its August 2018 board decision and announced at Halifax Port Days.

 The berth extension will ensure that the Port of Halifax will continue to be a vital link in the Canadian supply chain, facilitate global economic ties and provide access to international markets for importers and exporters.

 Construction is anticipated to be complete in Q1 of 2020.

A tender was recently issued, closing Nov 2 for the Dredging of the expanded area.

File Photo from the previous pier expansion work.

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