Monday, May 10, 2010

Salvage Mobilization

1. Atlantic Larch shortens up her tow and prepares to come alongside Atlantic Tuna in the main harbour.
2. Atlantic Shark berthed in Mulgrave, NS on April 22, Atlantic Elm in the background

Irving Shipbuilding brought two barges in today to assist with raising Scotiadock II. First to arrive was Atlantic Tuna in tow of Atlantic Larch. The barge, the former ATL 2501 is a 2094 ton craft built in 1975. It is a flat deck scow with side walls, and is painted an unusual red/orange colour, not typical of Atlantic Towing craft.

The second to arrive was Atlantic Shark, the former Kent Carrier, 8263 tons, built 1971, and came in tow of Atlantic Fir. It is built with a huge "hangar" on deck, originally used to carry newsprint. It has been used for a variety of services over the years, including as a floating machine shop.

Atlantic Tuna was in Port Hawksbury and Atlantic Shark was in Mulgrave, but will now be put to use as work platforms for the major salvage job ahead.

The tug Atlantic Fir is normally based in Point Tupper and has temporarily swapped places with Atlantic Oak.

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