The Nova Pilot and Scotia Pilot had seemingly returned to halifax, but have yet to return the service. The Captain E.T. Rogers (Ex Halifax Boat Chubucto Pilot) is still covering most of the Arrivals and Departures.
the Nova Pilot and Scotia Pilot are both Jet powered boats, that were imported form Europe. Both suffered engine issues and loss of power, which led to them being sidelined and sent for repairs.