Sunday, May 18, 2014

Halmar - on the go

Although I have featured the tug/workboat Halmar before:, it never hurts to look again at one of the busier boats in Halifax harbour.
Whether it is assisting in the launch of a new ship at Halifax shipyard - see yesterday's Shipfax - or ferrying pilots, agents and stores out to anchored ships, Halmar sees almost daily use.

This afternoon the boat was bustling along in the Narrows taking a pilot out to the tanker Cenito in Bedford Basin.
Built in 1960 by and for Halifax Shipyards, it was completely rebuilt in 2009 by current owners Dominion Diving. At that time it was repowered with an 8V71 main engine of 318 bhp and given a 12 inch bow thruster.


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