3.ECTug Sold the Foundation Maritime property has been sold to develop Nova Scotia – formerly waterfront Development. Hopefully they wont ruin one of the last vestiges of the industrial waterfront. The Waterfront Warehouse, Salvage shed, and dispatch building were all part of the Foundation maritime company.
4.Feds looking for interm icebreaker The Coast Guard is looking to procure a Light Icebreaker for use in the Great Lakes and St Lawrence river. The Vessel would also tend to navaids, and SAR Duties. The CCGS Earl Grey, based in Halifax is one variation of light icebreaker currently in use. The government is looking to procure an existing vessel, and modify it to suit, with the actual contract award for the winter 20/21 time frame. OR They could just re-assign the Earl Grey to the lakes, and pick up another medium or the Heavy that Davie Proposed. The Samuel Risley is the twin of earl Grey, and is assigned to the lakes now.
Feb 21 1796: Halifax harbour freezes over. Feb 20 1797: Nelson is promoted to Rear Admiral of the Blue Feb 18 1846: US Secretary of the Navy George Bancroft officially changed term “larboard” to “port” to avoid confusion Feb 18 1815: The United States ratifies the Treaty of Ghent, thus ending the War of 1812
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.