Wednesday, November 30, 2022

More Activity at IT International Telecom

 A second cable ship arrived at IT International Telecom's Marine Base at Pier 9A today, November 30. Today's arrival is IT Integrity the former supplier Highland Fortress acquired and renamed in 2020. The 2244 gt, 3200 dwt vessel was built by Aker Tulcea and completed by Soviknes Verft in Norway in 2001. The ship is fitted with special equipment for cable repair and laying - some of which is "modular" and can be lifted on and off the ship as needed.

Arriving from Port Alberni, BC, on the west coast of Vancouver Island, the ship was working with fleeet mate IT Intrepid on the Google TOPAZ Transpacific fibreoptic cable system from Japan to Vancouver, via Port Alberni.

In Halifax IT Integrity joined another member of the IT fleet, IT Infinity, which is fitting out with more cable laying equipment.

IT Infinity, a 4277 gt, 4867 dwt former supplier, was built in 2008, also by Aker Tulcea and completed by Brattvag. Orginally Volstad Princess it became Standard Princess in 2017. It was acquired and renamed IT Infinity in 2021. When it arrived in Halifax in July it was flying the Barbados flag. It sailed to Mulgrave, NS on October 21 and on return to Halifax November 8 it was registered under the Canadian flag on November 9.



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