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Dean Porter
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« on: April 06, 2007, 11:49:36 pm »

Heard on the local news station here, that the icebreakers are busy on the Northwest coast and Northeast coast of Newfoundland, the ice is down from the North and is pinned on the land.
The Coast guard in Newfoundland has a loan of the Des Groseilliers from Quebec and the Sir William Alexander from Nova Scotia and this is in addition to the Henry Larsen, Ann Harvey and George R. Pearkes.
Local ferries are not able to operate, fishing boats are not able to get out of port, and sealers are not able to get out, and then there are the freighters and tankers trying to get to Botwood and Lewisporte, as well as the Apollo trying to operate from St. Barbe and Blanc Sablon. The Coast Guard said on Vocm.com, that it took a day for one of the icebreakers to move one mile.

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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2007, 12:51:01 am »

Hi Dean,

Here in Quebec City, the ice has melted and the Coast Guard ships have left the area... perhaps going towards Newfoundland. I just saw the TERRY FOX leave yesterday and it was heading East.

Good luck...

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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2007, 01:51:33 am »

Hi Steve,

I thinks that where they are headed, at least some of them. The Pierre Radisson is on her way to Halifax for refit. The Terry Fox I'm not sure where she is heading.

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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2007, 01:32:15 pm »

Hey Dean,

I heard the Terry Fox in the Canso Traffic VTMS zone last night.I am not sure if she was in my area because of the storm yesterday.I would say that she is heading for Halifax.I will let you know if i hear more.

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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2007, 06:59:56 pm »

Hey Jarrod,

Thanks for that, I think the Sir William Alexander is back in Sydney. Maybe the pressure on the ice has eased a little.

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« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2007, 05:53:21 pm »

Hello Dean,

I just wanted to update you. The Terry Fox is at anchor in Inhabitants Bay which is in the Strait of Canso.She has been here since Saturday.At last I heard she was stifting anchorages.

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« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2007, 08:20:06 pm »

Hello Again Dean,

The Terry Fox left the Canso VTMS zone and I would say is heading for Sydney or Halifax.

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« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2007, 10:44:21 pm »

Hi Jarrod,

Thanks for that. The icebreakers here in Newfoundland are really busy.

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« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2007, 12:12:12 am »

Hi Dean,

I've been tracking the CCGS TERRY FOX since it left Quebec City on Thursday 5th of April with shiptracking. As of 21h00, it was:

2007-Apr-09 21:00   N 45°12'   W 060°48'   29    2.4    260    8   998.8   -1.3   -1.5   

... on the map it is in or close to Canso Harbour.

Link for the shiptracking:
http://www.sailwx.info/shiptrack/shipposition.phtml?call=CGTF

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« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2007, 04:08:18 pm »

The Coast Guard are still having a hard time on the Northern Pennisula of Newfoundland. According to CBC, there are 60 fishing boats stuck in the ice and three icebreakers trying to assist.
Most ports they can't get into because of the ice.


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« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2007, 04:23:20 pm »

Wow!

I didn't think it was that bad!

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« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2007, 04:24:58 pm »

Its probably the worst its been in a number of years.

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« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2007, 12:46:30 pm »

Report this morning on the coast guard web site that Sir Wilfred Grenfel is stock in ice and has request help of the George R.Pearke. Nice to ear: Icebreaker that need icebreaker assistance! What a winter this year.
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« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2007, 03:51:04 pm »

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Report this morning on the coast guard web site that Sir Wilfred Grenfel is stock in ice and has request help of the George R.Pearke. Nice to ear: Icebreaker that need icebreaker assistance! What a winter this year.


Hi bateauxque

Well we have been having "summer" weather here in the UK but the waethermen are predicting that the temperatures you have been experiencing on your side of the pond will be heading in our direction towards the end of the week. Global Warming  :-o

I don't however think we will have a need for Ice Breakers!!!

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« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2007, 04:02:47 pm »

Now it says on the radio there are at least 100 vessels stuck in the ice, and the CCGS Sir Wilfred Grenfell is still stuck.
Does this not seem similar, with the icebreaker assisting icebreaker, the incident with the CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent and the CCGS John A. MacDonald? Not exactly the same thing, but it  
reminded me of it. They radio just said that some of the stuck vessels have been there for over a week. The Grenfell got stuck when rescuing a ship.

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