COS Weekly Newsletter
The Soo Locks had to be shut down for more than five hours on Sunday after a 736-foot Canadian freighter, Atlantic Huron, lost power as it approached the system’s big Poe Lock, striking the west center pier. The impact damaged the freighter and the pier. No one was injured, and the amount of damage to pier will be better assessed by divers. The main lock system itself was not damaged, and no pollution was seen in the water.
July 24 - COS Liner Committee Meeting
July 29 - COS Operations Committee Meeting
Aug 3 - COS Office Closed Civic Holiday
Aug 5 - COS Board of Directors Meeting
Ship of the Week
Last Friday, Dr. Bonnie Henry, British Columbia's Provincial Health Officer, joined a small number of Seaspan Shipyards employees and special guests to break the customary bottle of champagne against the bow of the future CCGS John Cabot, officially launching the third state-of-the-art Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel (OFSV) for the Canadian Coast Guard. Dr. Henry began her career as a medical officer with the Royal Canadian Navy, and was invited by Seaspan to officially launch the vessel in recognition of her exceptional leadership and tireless efforts to keep British Columbians safe during the COVID-19 pandemic and to slow the spread of the virus in Canada. CCGS John Cabot is the third Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel (OFSV) built and launched by Seaspan Shipyards under the National Shipbuilding Strategy. Her sister ships, the CCGS Sir John Franklin, now stationed in Victoria, British Columbia, and the CCGS Capt Jacques Cartier, stationed in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, are already in service. Following sea trials and upon delivery to the Coast Guard, anticipated later this summer, the CCGS John Cabot will be based in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. Video at https://vimeo.com/435638969.
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