Saturday, May 18, 2013

Craig Trans for the Hammer

The abandoned tug Craig Trans will be sold "as is, where is" by Admiralty Marshal's auction on June 13. It arrived in Halifax December 18, 2012 and was detained for deficiencies. Its crew had run out of food and water and asked to be repatriated. Thanks to public subscription and the work of the Mission to Seafarers and the ITF they were flown home to Honduras.[see several previous posts]
The owner appeared in Halifax for a time, but he seems to have walked away. Liens against the vessel by agents and the Port Authority eventually triggered its arrest. The public sale notice appearing in today's newspaper states that the tug is "formerly flagged as a ship of Bolivia" indicating its certificates may have expired.
The tug was bound for Beauharnois, QC where the partially dismantled ship Kathryn Spirit awaited a tow to Mexico for scrap. With the tug's detention and the closing of the St. Lawrence Seaway on December 25, the ship languished all winter as an eyesore. With the opening of the Seaway again.and the coming of spring, there has been sign of another tug to do the tow.It now seems quite certain that it won't be by this tug.

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