HMCS Windsor has completed her recent work period and has spent the past week exercising in the Bedford Basin. Windsor is currently the only sub on the east coast, Corner Brook, Chicoutimi and Victoria are all currently on the west coast.
For those who follow on Twitter, yesterday, after the province announced that every school would be equipped with an AED, I asked if we taught CPR in schools. – We Don’t.
I first learned CPR in Grade 8, back in 1994, in school. We should, its a life skill. Its also important if we want to improve outcomes for patients who suffer sudden cardiac arrest.
Bystander CPR is Critical. If you see someone collapse, and call 911, it will take at least 5 minutes for help to arrive.
The chances of survival decrease by 10% for every minute without CPR. This Video can teach you to do effective CPR in about 2 minutes.
You – probably have a few questions:
Q: is that it?
yes it is. Studies have shown that rapid CPR is essential to improving survive ability of cardiac events. get the blood flowing again as fast as you can.
Q: what about breaths?
not that important. there is still quite a bit of oxygen in the blood, but it needs to circulate. Plus, breaths are gross – they subject you to communicable diseases, and people having cpr done to them tend to throw up.
RMI Seafox and a barge were seen out in the basin servicing some of the Navy’s Mooring Buoys. These buoys are anchored to the seabed, and allow navy vessels to tie up via their bow Fair lead.
This particular trot Buoy is located just south of the DRDC Barge. Below is a diagram of the setup of such a buoy.
A collection of Air Canada Express craft laid up and out of work at YHZ. The Dash 8-300 on the right, looks like it could be put back into service at anytime. The smaller Dash 8-100 on the right (and larger below) is one of 25 of the type retired in May 2020, when model was retired from revenue service. Its openings have been taped up, and covers placed on the propellers to preserve the aircraft during its lengthy storage period.
Air Canada Express is operated by Jazz Aviation – Canada’s third largest airline, and Based out of Halifax.
A MasAir 767 made a brief stopover tonight for fuel. The flight was from Frankfurt to Mexico City.
MASAir is a Mexican Cargo airline, and operates out of Mexico City. The Companies fleet consists of 3 Boeing 767’s. It runs a regular scheduled service between LA, Miami, Mexico CIty and other South American destinations.
On March 2, The F/V Atlantic Destiny Caught fire, with 31 persons onboard. Facebook posts seemed to indicate that the engine blew up, which was the cause of the fire. The fire was extinguished by the crew, but the vessel was then found to be taking on water, and a Mayday issued at 20:10.
The RCAF deployed a Hercules aircraft, which parachuted a SarTech to the stricken vessel, and a CH-149 Cormorant Helicopter, Both based at 14 Wing Greenwood.
The Halifax Joint Rescue Co-ordination centre notified watchstanders at the USCG 1st District Command centre of the incident at 20:05. USCG Sector North East deployed a HC-144 Ocean Sentry Aircraft and two MH-60 JayHawk Helicopters to the scene from the USCG Air Station Cape Cod.
Winds were reported to be 55Knots, and 30′ seas at the time. The CCGS Cape Roger also responded, as did Clearwater fishing vessels Maude Adams and Cape LeHave.
Helicopters began removing crew around 11:30pm. 21 were removed by the two USCG Jayhawks, and 6 were removed by the CH149 Cormorant, which reported suffered a winch malfunction. The ships crew were flown to Yarmouth.
The CH149 also delivered a second SARTech, who along with 4 remaining crew worked to dewater the vessel. as of 00:30 the ships generator was operating, and the pumps running. By 8am, the decision was made to cease de-watering efforts, and the remaining 4 crew and 2 sar Techs were transferred to the CCGS Cape Roger. The F/V Atlantic Destiny sank at 10:36am.
The F/V Atlantic Destiny was built in Denmark in 2002, and is a scallop factory freezer vessel, owned by Ocean Choice International of Newfoundland. It sails out of Riverport N.S, and is staffed by two 30 person crews who rotate 3 week stints.
There will be much speculation into what happened. The Vessel was the subject of a TSB investigation after a March 2017 incident that led to main engine failure. The report indicates that the ship had a history of engine shutdowns.
This post is an updated version of the live twitter thread i have been maintaining about the incident.