CBC is reporting that the newish Mid Shore patrol vessels bob about uncomfortably. though the design is proven, the Canadian boats were built without stabilizes (that the USCG boats have) and the RHIB arrangement can make them top heavy.
We covered the construction program for these ships.
2.Im not Dead yet
The CCGS Hudson refit was awarded to Newdock in St John’s Newfoundland. the ship is being stripped before heading to the yard for the 25th.
3.West Coast Catches up
The Haida Gwaii Observer wrote about the Alam Sayang, a ship that was disabled off the BC Coast, that I wrote about last week. its a problem when the first public telling of the story comes from the east coast
the Helge Ingstad will need 6 days of good weather to be lifted and moved.
5. Ships Start here
CSC Design contract was awarded to Lockheed Martin/BAE in an announcement last Friday at the shipyard.
6. This Week in the Herald
This week i talk about the ship source oil pollution fund, its recent wins in court, and how the province should claim costs for the Miners removal.
Feb 14 – Battle of St Vincent’s were the British defeated the Spanish off Portugal.
Feb 13 1779 – James cook is killed by natives in the Hawaiian islands.
Feb 10 1722 – Bartholomew Roberts is killed in battle. He is better known as the pirate Black Bart