Adding an “S” to the Canada Shipping Act, and other news #30


1.This week in the Herald
This week in the Herald, I talk about the Senate’s report into SAR services.You can read the report WHEN EVERY MINUTE COUNTS:Maritime Search and Rescue(PDF) or view the various summaries on the reports website.

2. Bad Ice year
The CCGS is predicting this year will be bad for ice. the freeze up started 4 weeks earlier then the recent normal. We include the Ice Chart as part of the Port report.

3. Helge Instead Salvage
the Norwegian Navy Released footage from divers salvaging the sunken frigate. Also the navy is being sued by a Fish Farmer.

4.Container Rack
the terminal operator DP World plans to build a rack to store containers. the rack will enable more capacity and efficiency in the same space. Now – if we could get autoport to install car silos!

5.CCGS Captain Molly Kool
the CCGS put the former vidar Viking into service, and named the Ship CCGS Captain Molly Kool. Molly Kool was the first woman in North America to hold a Master Mariners license. its also a bitchin name for an icebreaker.



Dec 19, 1945 – Cabinet in Ottawa approve the formation of the RCN’s, Canadian Naval Air Service (CANAS).
Dec 16, 1773 – The Boston Tea Party.

Dec 14, 1938 – the schooner Theresa E. Connor is launched.

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