Saturday, December 1, 2012

Atlantic Vision out of drydock

Marine Atlantic's Atlantic Vision sailed this afternoon from Halifax Shipyard. The ship arrived in Halifax for the first time October 27 and entered the Novadock floating drydock for maintenance.
Using her thrusters she wiggled out of the drydock on her own, but did use the tugs Atlantic Willow and Atlantic Oak to turn once clear of the dock. She then proceeded to number one anchorage area for a compass swing before heading to sea.
Having completed her summer service between North Sydney and Argentia, the ship may now be on standby to fill in for Highlanders or Blue Puttees if needed, but otherwise will spend a quiet winter alongside. It will be spring however before the crew can get out and complete the much needed repainting of the main blue colour of the hull.

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