The newly minted FREMM FS Aquitaine sailed this morning and obligingly took the course west of George's Island.Because the channel is narrower (though deeper) to the west, and there were divers working at pier 22, the tug Atlantic Willow took up position as stern escort. The pilot boat Chebucto Pilot also paced the ship as they took the western channel outbound to avoid the inbound deep draft tanker Minerva Marina.
It certainly appears that DCNS (the French state owned naval builder) and Fincantieri (the Italian mega ship builder) have got their act together on this one.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
FS Aquitaine sails
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Thanks for your CBC spot. Because I heard it i was able to watch the Aquitaine leave. I blogged about it also:http://redroom.com/member/dale-estey/blog/french-navy-destroyer-aquitaine-leaves-the-port-of-halifaxReplyDelete
I'm curious. Was that constant plum of steam which came from the port side normal?