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Anet for Sheet Harbour.

the general cargo ship Anet spent 36 hours at anchorage, taking bunkers, and working in her holds. She sailed Tuesday Afternoon for Sheet harbour, apparently empty.

Part of the Wagenborg fleet, She was built in 2010, and is ice class 1A

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Noble Regina Allen heads out.

Noble Regina Allen departed for the Sable offshore Gas Field yesterday afternoon. As of 4:30 She had yet to leave the IEL dock at Woodside. She was towed by Secunda vessels Venture Sea ,Trinity Sea and Burin Sea. once she is on Location, we should see a steady stream of supply vessels making return trips to the platform while the gas wells are decommissioned.

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Cranes Coming Down

The scrapping of the original Halterm Gantry Cranes continues. The process has just gotten under way at Ceres.

 

these cranes date back to the late 60’s and 70’s, and are now too small for most ships calling on Halifax.

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November 11th.

100 years on, Vimy Ridge is almost idealic. the trees are mature the grassy rolling landscape hides the the knowledge that 100 years ago this was mud, and each roll is a shell crater, so close together they  merge. Up on the ridge, you can walk through the trenches – the German lines so close you could yell at them.

The fence warns of live munitions. the surrounding countryside has been plowed over and returned to agriculture. Shells and other explosives are to this day still dug up accidentally by locals. its one thing to hear the stories. its something else to walk the grounds, and see for yourself.

 

 

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Jack Up Drill Rig Noble Regina Allen arrives on Forte

After spending yesterday circling off the approcahes due to high winds, the Forte pulled into anchorage 1 this morning with the Jack up Rig Noble Regina Allen aboard. In the coming days she will be floated off, and likely jack up off Woodside.

The Noble Regina Allen will be used to decommission the Sable offshore gas field, and capping the wells. the work is expected to take up to two years.

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Submersible Heavy lift ship Forte Due with drill rig

Currently scheduled to arrive at noon, the Dockwise semi-submersible heavy lift ship Forte is scheduled to arrive this afternoon with the Jack-up rig Noble Regina Allen.

she will likely anchor in anchorage 1, south of Georges Island for the offload.

The Noble Regina Allen will be employed to Decommission the Sable offshore Gas Field.

 

UPDATE: She is now due 0700 tomorrow. A tall load and strong winds likely made harbour entry ill advised. She is However slowely circling off the pilot station.

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Bilbao Bridge Outbound

These K-line vessels are now among the smallest callers to Fairview Cove. Panamax in Size, they severe the Alliances Mediterranean service. Bilbao Bridge Departed just before noon Sunday, but hung in the basin to allow Atlantic Sail in.

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