The multi-purpose offshore vessel Deep Cygnus made a very brief visit to Halifax this morning. Built in 2009 and measuring 9632 gross tons, this large vessel is owned in Norway by Volstad Maritime AS, and available on spot charter.
She has been contracted by Canyon Offshore Ltd to do sea bottom trenching work for the Deep Panuke gas project, between the dates of August 8 and November 30. Because she is a foreign vessel she had to apply for a coasting license from the Canadian Transportation Agency.
The ship is fitted with a huge deck crane and a helicopter platform on the foredeck. Her main deck is laid out for various forms of cargo or "tools" loaded aboard in containers.