The offshore support vessel Siem Pilot sailed this evening for the Cabot Strait. As reported previously in my companion blog Tugfax August 16 there is no traditional work for suppliers off Nova Scotia since there is no oil or gas activity.
Siem Pilot conducted trials in Bedford Basin after the ROV equipment was installed.
However several of the vessels are equipped to support ROVs and submersibles and there is work for them involving submarine cables. Siem Pilot has been fitted out with a small gantry on the port side to deploy a ROV. The gantry is painted in the distinctive colours of Dominion Diving.
It is reported to me that Siem Pilot will be surveying the submarine power cable that runs from the island of Newfoundland to Nova Scotia. The cable was installed to deliver power from the Muskrat Falls hydro electric development on the lower Churchill River in Labrador.