COS Weekly Newsletter
Cargo ship, Siem Cicero, has been denied entry into Halifax's port by the Public Health Agency of Canada after crew members showed symptoms of COVID-19. The ship was denied entry under the Quarantine Act to prevent the potential spread of the virus or any disruption of the supply chain at the port. The vessel came from Germany and is carrying automobiles. Public Health of Canada is monitoring the situation and has advised that the vessel will not be allowed to enter port until 14 days after the last date symptoms appeared in the crew.
Apr 10 - Easter Friday - Office Closed
Ship of the Week
The Arrow Park III, a new cable ferry vessel will enter service this week. It will operate on an inland ferry route across the junction of Upper and Lower Arrow Lakes at Arrow Park, about 22 km south of Nakusp on Highway 6 in southeastern BC. The vessel has completed its final testing and is part of a $27.9 million contract with Waterbridge Steel of Nakusp to design and build four new cable ferries for inland routes.
These vessels are used on services operated by the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, not BC Ferries. Cable ferries coupled with electrification can reduce the total operating and maintenance costs of a service over the lifespan of the vessel. No propellers are used to navigate the vessel as it utilizes cables — one drive cable and two guiding cables — that pulls the ferry in and out of the terminals.
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