Friday, April 19, 2013

IT Intrepid - more work

The cable ship IT Intrepid has been granted a coasting license for more work in Canadian waters. This time it will be to remove concrete tunnels and install temporary scour protection along the face of the remaining concrete tunnel at Deep Panuke.
While this does not sound like cable work, it does seem to require the services of an ROV, for which IT Intrepid is fitted.
Work is permitted from April 20 to May 4.
 IT Intrepid is fitting out for the work at pier 9, the base for International Telecom.Meanwhile fleet mate IT Interceptor is also at pier 9, standing by for cable repair work.
It has been many years since two cable ships have been in Halifax for any extended period. In November 1966 the cable ships Lord Kelvin and Cyrus Field were towed out for scrap after being laid up at the Western Union Cable Wharf.

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