Eastern Newfoundland News

30 Dec 2013

Four Taken Off Troubled 'Issues with Hull' MSC Ship

MSC Monterey: Photo Wiki CCL

The joint rescue co-ordination centre in Halifax says four people have been taken off a container ship about 60 kilometres south of Portugal Cove South, N.L. CTV News reports, citing Canadian Coast Guard spokesman Maj. Martel Thompson, who also informed that the container ship 'MSC Monterey' was having issues with its hull. Two Cormorant helicopters from Gander, N.L., are on the scene of the threatened container ship off eastern Newfoundland. Four non-essential crew members were hoisted by helicopter off the ship…

12 Nov 2010

$70M Canadian Offshore Oil Contract Awarded

According to a Nov. 10 report from CBC News, A major contract has been awarded to start work on Newfoundland and Labrador's Hebron offshore oil project. U.S. construction company Peter Kiewit has won a $70m contract for engineering and site preparation. The work will be done at Bull Arm fabrication site in eastern Newfoundland. Kiewit is sharing the work with Aker Solutions, and Exxon Mobil is leading the consortium to develop Hebron. (Source: CBC News)

24 Apr 2007

Seal Hunt Ships Rescued from Crushing Ice Pack

Dozens of ships carrying commercial seal hunters have been rescued from crushing ice off the coast of Canada's eastern Newfoundland province, authorities said, but most of the fleet remains adrift or trapped. Canadian Coast Guard icebreakers and helicopters were dispatched a week ago to try to help more than 100 ships carrying hundreds of mariners taking part in Canada's annual seal cull, after shifting winds and two storms stranded them in a massive ice pack offshore. The remainder of the fleet managed to wiggle free themselves, but remained adrift in the Atlantic, waiting on the edges for an ice-free route to open up to return to port. Source: Herald Sun

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