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1  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Ice jam near Portneuf, Quebec on: February 14, 2017, 03:39:51 pm
Well, not severe ice condition. OOCL Belgium transit trough the ice and break the jam. CCGS Pierre Radisson still on the way but no emergency anymore.
2  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Ice jam near Portneuf, Quebec on: February 14, 2017, 02:36:59 pm
For Quebec region ship spotter,

ice is stop near portneuf this morning feb. 14. Ships anchored waiting for ccgs Pierre Radisson to clear the ice.  Picture to come if possible.
3  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Davie bid to build ships for Canada NSPS on: March 18, 2016, 11:41:02 am
Davie whant's to build ships for the National Ship Procurement Strategie for Canada aging fleet of the coast guard and the navy.
Interesting but controversial proposal!

http://www.davielibrary.com/Value-Propositions-to-the-gove
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/davie-shipyard-boss-canada-shipbuilding-plan-bizarre-1.3494460


4  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Lac St-Pierre close to shipping on: February 28, 2016, 02:56:10 pm
It is now re-open to traffic. 
5  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Lac St-Pierre close to shipping on: February 28, 2016, 02:10:36 pm
Ice is causing problems on St-Laurence river near Trois-Rivières.  CCGS Amundsen, DesGroseillers and overcraft are working.  Shippng is close until further notice.  Upbound and downbound vessels are waiting at anchor at Sorel or Trois-Rivières.

6  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / MSC Monica aground on: January 22, 2016, 05:27:02 pm
Msc Monica aground near Deschaillons, Qc. 22/1/2016

http://ici.radio-canada.ca/regions/mauricie/2016/01/22/003-navire-echoue-deschaillons-sur-saint-laurent-sainte-anne-de-la-perade.shtml

http://www.tvanouvelles.ca/2016/01/22/un-navire-sechoue-sur-le-fleuve-saint-laurent

http://www.lapresse.ca/le-nouvelliste/actualites/201601/22/01-4942645-un-porte-conteneurs-sechoue-vis-a-vis-deschaillons-sur-saint-laurent.php?utm_categorieinterne=trafficdrivers&utm_contenuinterne=cyberpresse_B9_actualites_747_section_POS1
7  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Asterix heading for Davie yard on: October 06, 2015, 04:23:06 pm
The Mv Astérix which is to be converted into the RCN's interim AOR by Chantier Davie is now in the St-Laurence river, heading for the shipyard.  Conversion will begin then.

First report were saying that the ship was supposed to be dismanteled at Pictou,NS, at Aecon shipyard and then bring to Davie for conversion. 

 
8  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: bulker Phoenix Sun, IMO 8506529 leaving Canada after being stranded for2.5 years on: May 25, 2015, 04:15:46 pm
Phoenix is in Québec city after an engine failure.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/phoenix-sun-finally-leaves-sorel-port-but-only-gets-to-quebec-city-1.3086144

9  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: HMCS Protecteur (AOR509) retired/future unknown on: May 20, 2015, 12:46:13 am
@davidship,

sorry for that. But the local news here talk more about converting a container ship rather than a commercial tanker, that's why i said that.

Sometime, those who wrote in newspapers don't know much about ship...
10  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: HMCS Protecteur (AOR509) retired/future unknown on: May 19, 2015, 04:17:08 pm
Here is the text for those who are unable to open the link:


Five months before election time, the federal government’s national shipbuilding procurement strategy is threatening to come apart at the seams, despite the fact that senior members of cabinet are aware of a potential solution and of a mind to push it forward over the objections of bureaucrats at the Department of National Defence who are, as is their custom, ragging the puck.

The biggest portion of the $30-billion-plus naval build, on the east coast, is moving ahead, albeit slowly, with Irving Shipbuilding Inc. in January awarded the task of building six DeWolf-class Arctic offshore patrol ships, and named prime contractor on the Canadian surface combatants, the fleet of 15 vessels to replace the Royal Canadian Navy’s Halifax-class frigates and Iroquois-class destroyers.

The Western tranche, the $8-billion in work allotted to Seaspan Shipyards to build the non-combat vessels — including four smaller coast guard boats, one large polar icebreaker and two very large support ships — is where problems have emerged.

Seaspan’s yard in North Vancouver has in the past produced mainly barges and ferries. As a result, the yard required a big upgrade, which the company has done, at a cost, it says, of $170 million. That work was completed last November. Yet no contract with the federal government has been finalized, nor has construction of the coast guard vessels begun.

Under the terms of its non-binding agreement with Ottawa, signed in February 2012, Seaspan was required to reach a “target state” — that is, readiness to begin work — by mid-January of this year. That deadline passed with no target state achieved. According to industry sources, the company has been granted an extension until June.

According to some industry estimates, given the four smaller coast guard vessels are in line to be built first, it could be the mid 2020s before the Navy again has a supply vessel, or oiler, without which it is greatly limited in its ability to project power. Both HMCS Protecteur, which caught fire in early 2014 and had to be towed to Hawaii, and HMCS Preserver, were retired last year.

This is where another shipbuilder, Davie, re-enters the story.

When the shipbuilding procurement strategy was announced in 2011, Davie was under protection from creditors. Today, under its new European owners, Zafiro Marine, Davie is again a bustling shipyard, with about 1,300 employees. For the past year, the company has been quietly advancing what it terms a “gap filler,” a cost-effective means of providing the Navy with some supply capability to fill the void until the West Coast ships are ready. Davie says it can refurbish a commercial tanker and make it available within 16 months for lease at between $35 million and $65 million a year, depending on the length of the term, plus an additional $12 million a year for crew, all-in.

And here’s where it gets delicate: There are jobs at stake in Levis, Que., should the gap-filler project not go ahead. Davie issued 200 temporary layoff notices Friday.

The government could simply green-light Davie’s plan, while stressing this is a stop-gap only. Ottawa would then be in a better position to dicker with Seaspan, should there be further delays out West. For the taxpayer and the Navy, this would appear to be a slam-dunk.

The resistance apparently comes from senior bureaucrats at DND, architects of the support ships, who consider any incursion by another shipyard to be a threat to their favoured project. Elected leaders, are once again in thrall to unelected silo-builders at DND, a dynamic not unlike the one in 2012 when the F-35 program collapsed under the weight of delays and ballooning costs. The more things change . .
11  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: HMCS Protecteur (AOR509) retired/future unknown on: May 19, 2015, 02:19:52 pm
Davie shipyard is waiting for an answer from the RCN has they are proposing a temporary solution.  The yard proposed to converted a container ship into a refueling ship that they would likely rent to the RCN.


http://www.thewhig.com/2015/05/14/bureaucrats-threaten-to-sink-boats-builder

 
12  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: St. Lawrence Seaway Opening on: April 02, 2015, 12:07:54 pm
Yes, Radisson is on lake Erié, Amundsen will also be going there soon when Edward Cornwallis will take its place in Quebec city. First time i will see the Cornwallis since its was build in Sorel in 1986.
With the Ann Harvey down, Earl Grey and Desgroseillier in refit, the coast guard may be in trouble if ice condition remains severe?
13  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Sundaisy e aground near Batiscan, Quebec on: December 09, 2014, 01:49:21 am
I just ear on the vhs that they will attempt to remove the ship from the grounding area near 22h30, monday

http://ici.radio-canada.ca/regions/mauricie/2014/12/08/006-bateau-echoue-saint-laurent-sundaisy-e.shtml

14  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Davie shipyard want to build CCGS Diefenbaker on: May 30, 2014, 12:10:43 pm
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/harper-government-rejects-offer-to-save-500m-on-new-icebreaker-1.2659009

Doesn't sond positive for Davie. This cas will turn into  politic mather.  I think were are going to vote in 2015??

Why it is always so much complicated...
15  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Davie shipyard want to build CCGS Diefenbaker on: May 29, 2014, 01:41:19 am
Interesting! An agressive new owner!

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/davie-shipyard-challenges-feds-36b-plan-1.2657186

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