COS Weekly Newsletter
The Canadian Government has been working closely with CN and Canadian Pacific to coordinate the sharing of rail lines to transport essential supplies to communities in need, after protests caused severe interruptions to passenger and freight train traffic. The collaboration has allowed CN trains to circumvent blockades using alternate routes — some through the U.S. — to continue deliveries to Quebec and Maritime communities facing shortages of essential goods such as propane, chemicals for water treatment facilities and animal feed. While the collaboration will not take care of the freight backlog completely, but it will help.
The US Navy is adapting an acoustic sensor system in order to monitor marine mammals in the Nanoose Bay test range in the Strait of Georgia. The acoustic sensors will help in planning and conducting joint US-Canadian naval testing activity to minimize impact on marine mammals, including the endangered southern resident killer whale. The system - Marine Mammal Monitoring (M3R) - uses hydrophones and computer algorithms to detect, identify, and track marine mammals that might be approaching Navy testing ranges, whose noise can harm marine mammals if they are too close.
Mar. 5 - VMAA Board of Directors Meeting
Mar. 5 - Plimsoll Club Pub Night
Mar. 6 - IIMS Canada Conference Canada
Mar.17 - ISSC Board of Directors Meeting
June 18. - VGE Golf Tournament
Ship of the Week
After arriving into Vancouver on January 9th 2020, the IC Phoenix has been loading cargo at Cargill 2 over the past few days. Hopefully her lengthy stay in the South Coast is coming to an end and she can be on her way to the next Port of Call in the near future.
Year Built: 2015
Type: Bulk Carrier
Length: 200 m
Breadth: 32 m
Gross Tonnage: 34778 t
Draft: 8.7 m
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