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Monthly Archives: December 2015

CCG Hero Class and Safety Concerns

It should not come as any surprise that large, expensive, incredibly complex machines raise issues of competing interest. Union of Canadian Transportation Employees members are alleging un-addressed safety concerns on the CCG newest ships. Chronicle Herald Story here From the story it sounds like TC has been issuing operation certificates with promises by CG that[.....]

Stability of Canadian OFSV

CBC has just published a story CoastGuard Ship Redesign, outlining the discovery of apparent instability in the initial design of our new OFSV’s (Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel), three of which Seapan has under contract and the first under construction. This story seems like pot stirring coupled with the usual misinformation. These are large and immensely[.....]