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.
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
4.Sunken Frigate 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.
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
Halterm announced it has Procured the Equipment required to add another Crane unit – with options for a second.
The Equipment ordered, Includes a new SPPX Container crane, capable of reaching 24bays across, to be delivered in June 2020. 2 New RTG’s, and 9 new yard tractors and container chasis will support the crane in the terminal.
Delivery should coincide with the completion of the terminal expansion.
This week I talk about the Alam Sayang, a ship that lost power in Canadian Waters off BC. This Case is problematic for a few reasons: 1. we first heard about it from the Americans. 2.both Canadian ETV’s were dispatched, but didn’t really do anything 3.the American ETV did – likely in contravention of our Cabotage Laws 4. The USCG and Washington state Department of Ecology were able to tell me what they knew within a couple of hours of me asking on Thursday. it Took DFO 24 hours to acknowledge my request, and a full answer was provided late Monday
the ETV’s also dont meet the requirements as set out in the RFP the CITT has found, after Hieltsuk Horizon Maritime Services complained. the procurement is currently under review.
The NSP Plant at Tuffs Cove took the Tanker Ice Point this morning, to top up the tanks with Bunker C. While the plant primarily runs on Natural Gas, it was originally constructed to burn oil, and a tanker seems to tie up every year or so to re-supply the plant.
The 2019 cruise season in Halifax will start on April 8 with the arrival of Marina, an Oceania Cruises vessel. The season will run until the first week of November, making it one of the longest seasons for the Port of Halifax with the highest number of expected cruise guests. From April 8 to November 6, the Port of Halifax is expecting 192 vessel calls carrying approximately 320,000 cruise guests. Highlights Include:
9 scheduled inaugural calls in 2019, starting with the arrival of Zaandam, a Holland America Line vessel, on April 29. the ship will be assuming the regular stop previously provided by Maasdam.
(Above)Unistar arrived first Friday from Belledune NB, and tied up at Pier 9 to take on bunkers. she sailed overnight Saturday. (below) the Bandura arrived with Casks of Radioactive material on deck. the ship arrived Friday afternoon, and sailed before sunset.
(below)Lomur arrived at Halterm for Eimskip. Sailing on the Green Line, the ship arrived from Argentia NF. and took a fair amount of freezing spray. A small ship, she is rated for 505TEU, and sailed for Portland Maine.
The ice was knocked off with the spreader, before the containers could be removed. The Photo above and video below were contributed by a friend of the site.