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#1801 AllseeingEye

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Posted 14 October 2018 - 08:32 PM

It would not surprise me if the US Supreme Court doesn't get their teeth in the Jones Act in 2019

It would certainly qualify as exactly the sort of issue that "Trumpism" would put squarely in the cross-hairs......



#1802 Bingo

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Posted 14 October 2018 - 08:44 PM

It would certainly qualify as exactly the sort of issue that "Trumpism" would put squarely in the cross-hairs......

 

Which is why Victoria is reluctant to upgrade the "glorified warehouse and a cheesy little gift shop" 



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Posted 14 October 2018 - 09:31 PM

Which is why Victoria is reluctant to upgrade the "glorified warehouse and a cheesy little gift shop" 

I think the bigger issues are local neighborhood opposition (James Bay) and funding; Stantec has been working on the Ogden Point master plan (proposed) for nearly 3 years - it will get redeveloped, the question is when and will that include a cruise ship facility or not. Right now the proposed plan assumes it will. Cost will be significant into the hundreds of millions of dollars; and of course the JBNA among others will fight like hell to ensure nothing taller than 3-4 stories ever materializes on that site, heh. Right now the early proposal - cruise facility aside - includes marine-related service businesses, offices and potentially a hotel among other things.



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Posted 14 October 2018 - 09:58 PM

I'll be dead, buried and long forgotten before anything significant gets built at Ogden Point. Add to that the long-promised, but yet-to-materialize international marine terminal to replace the Coho and Clipper facilities.



#1805 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 03:06 AM

apparently some money will be spent this winter in something to support yet a bigger ship for 2019.

#1806 Mike K.

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 08:15 AM

Yes, they'll be extending a 'dolphin' at the dock.


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#1807 G-Man

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 06:49 AM

My take on what should happen at Ogden Point.

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#1808 Mystic-Pizza

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 09:33 AM

apparently some money will be spent this winter in something to support yet a bigger ship for 2019.

 

That will be the second time for an extension then. A few years ago they built  what they call a 'Deep Sea" docking. (in reality it's just a couple of poles driven into the sea bed another hundred feet out from the end) but the title just made it sound fancy) a They built the last one to accommodate a longer ship.



#1809 Bingo

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 05:42 PM

Yes, they'll be extending a 'dolphin' at the dock.

 

For ships like Ovation of the Seas

 

More than $6.8 million in joint funding is going toward at dolphin extension project at the Ogden Point Cruise Terminal. The project will extend the dolphin, a structure used to moor large ships, at Pier B by more than 55 metres. 

Two breasting dolphins on each side of the main pier structure to accommodate larger vessels. The current dolphin structure, built in 2010, is 70 metres out from the pier. The extension will bring the structure to 125 metres.

And next year, the Ovation of the Seas cruise ship, by Royal Caribbean, will trump the Norwegian Bliss in size and capacity, bringing in 5,000 guests and 2,000 crew members.

https://www.cheknews...ictoria-512772/

 

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