This past week brought the return of the Herring fleet to Halifax. So far, only 3 vessels have tied up, but more may follow.
With the Arrival of the Largest Container ship todate, a tall ship at anchor, and A US Aircraft carrier all showing up in recent days, its easy to forget other actions still happen daily in the port.
(Above)YM Moderation Put in for the Alliance. The Car Carrier liberty tied up at autoport, and then Moved to Pier 31.
(Above) Acadian sits at anchor waiting to tie up at the Irving Oil wharf. (Below) Atlantic Pegasus departed imperial oil for Sea.
Golden Oak Fixed an issue at anchor, and then proceeded to Imperial Oil.
(Above) The herring Fleet is Still in town, with the morning Star Transiting. (below)The Vera D Arrived just ahead of the ZIM Antwerp, but got out of the way.
Herring are caught via a Purse Seine. A net is pulled around the school of fish, the bottom pulled tight, which forms a bowl out of the net, and then the fish are pumped into the fish hold on board.
Fishing Trawlers end up getting converted to all sorts of stuff. Take Cape Chidley. Built in Pictou in 1976 as the Esther Boyd for Canso Seafood, She fished until 2001, and was laid up in Lunenburg in 2009. Her Surveyed market price was $225,000us.
She evidently found a Buyer, As she is now the M/Y Yacht Hop, and configured as a transport yacht from the Caribbean to French Riviera by a Frenchman.
JRCC Halifax tasked a helicopter from #103Sqn and a #405sqn Aurora aircraft to medevac a 23 Year old Male to St. John’s Yesterday. The injured crew member was successfully extracted from a Fishing Vessel 200 Nautical Miles South South East of St. John’s.
Props to RCAF 103Sqn for their amazing video as of late. This is better then the USCG ones. Hopefully it continues and spreads.