Category Archives: Icebreaking

CCGS Terry Fox

(Above) the CCGS Terry Fox, Formerly Just the Terry Fox, owned by Beaudrill.
(Below) Sister Ship VLADIMIR IGNATYUK Now owned by the Murmansk Shipping Co. of Russia on her stop in Halifax in 2011. She was the Arctic Kalvik under beaudrill ownership. Note the forward helepad on the bow.

See Also The Canadian Connection to the Kulluk

For a blast form the Past, Robert Allen Ltd, who designed these vessels Has the Image Below on their Website, showing them in their original Paint scheems.

CCGS Terry Fox to Imperial Oil

The CCGS Terry Fox Moved to Imperial Oil this morning to take on Bunkers.

A few Notes – I Speculated that perhaps the Louis St Laurent, and Terry Fox would be sent to the great lakes region. This is unlikely as the Seaway maximum draft is 26’6″ and The Terry Fox has a draft of 27’6″, and the Louis St Laurent comes in at 32′ – so they wont fit. but they can cover the river to Montreal.

CCGS Henry Larsen Sails

this afternoon brought the departure of the CCGS Henry Larsen. She Departed the Dartmouth Coast Guard Base, proceeded to the basin, turned just past BIO and headed out to sea. Her destination is unclear, she may be heading back to Newfoundland, or posibly the St Lawrence/ great lakes region.

Newfoundland Heavy Icebreakers to the Great lakes?

The Minister of Fisheries today issued a statement promising more ice breaking resources to the great lakes.The statement reads in part

This year’s frigid temperatures have led to ice conditions that have not been seen in the Great Lakes or Eastern Canada in decades, which are having a direct adverse impact on Canadian products reaching domestic and international markets. 

The Government and the Canadian Coast Guard have made an important decision to re-assign additional Coast Guard resources to the Great Lakes, to ensure that Canadian products, resources and agricultural goods get shipped to market. It is our firm belief that our economy, jobs and competitiveness depend on our ability to get our product into the marketplace.

With the worst ice in decades seen on the great lakes and  St Lawrence seaway system, Quebec Based Icebreakers Martha L Black and Pierre Raddison inland of Montreal, Halifax Based Edward Cornwallis, Sir William Alexander, and Earl Grey working in Newfoundland,  and 3 of the largest icebreakers in the fleet in Halifax (Louis St Laurent, Terry Fox and Henry Larsen), could the 3 currently in halifax be bound inland? I have heard reports of 30-40″ thick ice in the river, so more horse power may be required.

(Top) CCGS Terry Fox at BIO (Above) CCGS Henry Larsen at Dartmouth Coast Guard Base.

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