Post by queenofcowichan on Mar 17, 2008 17:53:14 GMT -8
As John posted a few moments ago the Coquitlam has arrived in Departure Bay, and according to the radio opperator on the Coq, the crew will be switching over to the Esquimalt and heading back to Langdale. VHF ch 11. Victoria traffic
Is the Esquimalt still perched in Berth 1 at Departure Bay?
Good question. Scott mentioned that she was due to move and sit at Langdale today, though we couldn't know that thanks to siitech; I seem to behind the times on that issue, will it be resolved eventually?
Post by Retrovision on Mar 18, 2008 8:40:55 GMT -8
has the oak bay already had its refit?? and the alberni?
The Alberni sure has! She just came out of her MLU.
Just is a very relative term with these old gals; I think of 'dog years', etc., being in your early 30s for a ship is obviously a very different thing than for a human. I could see the 'Alberni going in for regular refit quite soon and certainly before the summer - atleast for a smaller refit - especially considering the seemingly lopsided ratio of cosmetic to mechanical the MLUs of the 'C's have been, correct me if I'm wrong.
Great photos and even better timing, Kam! Surely that had to be a delivery of supplies to Nanaimo. I can't see any other reason for that detour to happen. Chilli is expected to punt the Tsawwassen back off the Jervis run first thing tomorrow morning. . .only a 4 day rest for the old girl before relieving the Burnaby!
That’s the same thing I was thinking.. Can’t think of any other reason for her to stop off in DB.. That and she had to be out of the birth in less than 60 minutes before CR arrived.
Any idea how long the Tsawwassen is going to be on the Powell River run? I might have to schedule one of my regular maintenance runs to the station up there soon!
The service notice mentions 4 weeks. There's a drydock appointment scheduled for the Burnaby, along with 2 round trips cancelled this Saturday evening and Sunday morning for necessary electrical work. Why they can't wait for the refit period to do the electrical, I have no idea.
The NorAd's Inside Passage day cruise season begins this coming weekend. So considering that she has been in refit twice over the last eight months, for a total duration of more than three months, she ought to be sparkling by now. It would be nice to know what they have been doing to her. Cutting some windows maybe...
According to Siitech, the NorAd is currently at Tsawwassen in either berth 1 or 2. I think that this is her first time at Tsawwassen, and I guess that means that she fits. Perhaps she is in the rebuilt berth 2?
Does anyone know why she was being accompanied by the tug boat? Perhaps to ease the docking process at Tsawwassen? Perhaps they are going to have a tug accompany the NorAd for her entire summer season on the Inside Passage just in case the engines quit in the middle of Queen Charlotte Sound?
Yes, it was indeed the Westminster Hyack sailing in behind the Norad.
I think the reasoning for the tug, was that she was on Sea trials at the time. It took her a good 3 or 4 hours to get to Tsawwassen from Deas. There must of been some extensive engine work done on her this refit I guess.