Icy Conditions not necessarily ice

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Icy Conditions not necessarily ice

Postby JK » Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:28 am

I got a chuckle out of the following article.

Ecospeed in pristine condition after sailing in ice for five years.
https://subind.net/media/964/Subsea%20newsletter%20June%202016.pdf#page=1

and

The ship has been sailing between Halifax and St. John’s in Canada with Ecospeed on her hull since 2011, often in icy conditions.


Now, note that they never said the ship was in ice, just icy conditions.
Yes, we get ice on the topsides around here.
The route between Halifax and St John's is not commonly known for ice. In fact the last ice in Halifax harbour occurred in 1987 and was a newsworthy event and in St John's offshore ice may congest the approaches but the city advertises it as a ice free port.
That's with 2 minutes of googling on east coast ice conditions.

Ice in Halifax ( photo is Mac McKay's from his blog Shipfax)
8726-20A    CCGS William.jpg

http://shipfax.blogspot.ca/2014/11/cana ... esser.html

(The William is the ex-Sir William Alexander, she was renamed when her replacement was registered. This would be the last spring that this ship would serve the CCG. She was sold and eventually ended up as a hulk on a beach in the southern Atlantic)

However, I do agree with the weather comment! It is tough to get the weather envelope for a good paint job in Eastern Canada.

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Re: Icy Conditions not necessarily ice

Postby Merlyn » Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:36 am

Looks like a bit of a roller to me, what's the miniature bilge keels for? Decoration I reckon.
Shallow water jobby?
Side slopper ship?
Typical sales blurb or what.
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Re: Icy Conditions not necessarily ice

Postby JK » Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:48 am

It can get a little bumpy around here.

She'd get a little ice in the winter from this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsDeG0pb_MQ

The ship runs containers from Halifax to St John's.

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Re: Icy Conditions not necessarily ice

Postby Merlyn » Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:02 am

Great fun if you don't think about bird sh-t welding and that bloke you did your time with who could never weld properly wasn't a welder on the builders.
Can't quite make out the tune played on the wiper linkage though, must be perculiar to your area perhaps?
That would drive me crazy.
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