The salvage ship Grapple was launched in 1984 and commissioned into the US Navy in 1986. In 2006 it was decommisioned and transferred to the MSC, where it now operates with a civilian crew. Its pennant number thus changed from ARS-53 to T-ARS-53. The ship can support salavage, towing and diving operations, and it fitted with a large suite of tools for those various jobs.
The ship also called in Halifax on July 6 on its way north.
1. USN Grapple arrives this morning.
2. The ship is fitted for towing, salvage and recovery work.
3. Two stern anchors can be used for ground tackle. (July 6 photo)