Terre Adélie and other Weekly News #35

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1.This Week in the Herald

This week I talk about HNS Cargoes, and the response to incidents involving them. Oil Spills are a big concern, but are often simple to deal with – and there are pre-existing plans and resources.

The Canadian Press also talked to me about the Yantain Express.

2.Alliance Extended
The Oceans Alliance, consisting of container Lines COSCO, CMA-CGM, Evergreen and OOCL have announced the extension of their Alliance until 2027. The alliance, which formed in 2017, was initially for 5 years, with 2 five year options for extension, both of which have now been exercised 2 years into the Alliance.  

3.Charters Over

Troms Sirius (left) and Lundstrom Tide (right) at Pier 9

Troms Sirius and Lundstrom Tide ended their Charter to Horizon Maritime and were reflagged and Sailed from Halifax. Both vessels were chartered from Tidewater for use during BP’s exploration program, which has since ended. 

4.Naval Gazing
HMCS Ville De Quebec returned to Halifax Monday, after being deployed to the Mediterranean with NATO. HMCS Toronto sailed to take VDQ’s place on Saturday. The 22nd saw HMCS Shawinigan and HMCS Kingston deploy for 3 months to West Africa.

5.Bernie Smith is wrong.
This past weekend, Bernie Smith wrote an opinion piece in the Herald, arguing that Halterm should be moved to Dartmouth. Hes wrong, for a number of reasons, but the big one, is Halifax can have multiple terminals.

6.Baby Whales
Another North Atlantic right whale calf has been spotted off the coast of Florida. Fisheries and Oceans Canada says it’s the third calf sighting since December.
Right whales typically migrate from the North Atlantic to give birth off Georgia and Florida from December through March.



Jan 22, 1982 – Maritime Museum of the Atlantic Opens

Jan 21, 1840 – The continent of Antarctica was discovered by Captain Dumont D’Urville. He Claimed it for France naming it “ Terre Adélie “after his wife Adele.

Jan 19, 1840 – The continent of Antarctica was first sighted by Lt. Charles Wilkes

Jan 18, 1821 – Halifax Harbour freezes over.

Jan 17 1898 – Halifax – Bermuda submarine cable extended to Jamaica

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