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#61 Mattjvd

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Posted 17 July 2019 - 09:31 PM

The Frigates have been getting love previous to this announcement with the FELIX program. A less cynical take would be, now that the design for our next generation of ships has been selected, these new maintenance contracts are to ensure the Halifax are servicable until the type 26 are ready.

#62 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 04:09 AM

why waste the money though if it’s hopeless as you say? that’s a lot of money to pretend we have something.

#63 Mike K.

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 05:15 AM

Is have to guess crew morale and retention/recruitment of forces requires at least some upgrading of the vessels.

The running joke out of CFB Esquimalt now is that Felix, the refurbished mostly civilian crewed(!) supply vessel has better on board communications equipment than do the warships.

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 04:06 PM

There must be something to it because the liberals must realise they have no chance to take a seat here

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#65 AllseeingEye

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 07:30 PM

There must be something to it because the liberals must realise they have no chance to take a seat here

Not sure I'd give the Libs that much credit.....



#66 aastra

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 05:21 PM

Disney cruise ship in the drydock...

 

 

The Disney Wonder will end her 2019 Alaskan season in September and enter a 2-week dry dock where the ship will undergo a number of refurbishments at a Vancouver area dry dock facility.
from https://disneycruiselineblog.com


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#67 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 05:45 PM

that’s no Mickey Mouse operation.
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#68 aastra

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 03:21 PM

There's a Holland America ship "Noordam" in the drydock right now...

 

 

Noordam is actually overdue for a dry-dock. Her last one was in April 2015 in Freeport. She was originally scheduled for one in late 2018 however, that one was cancelled and re-scheduled for this Sep/Oct in Esquimalt, BC

 

I feel like this work flies way under the radar for most Victorians.


Edited by aastra, 12 October 2019 - 03:23 PM.


#69 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 03:27 PM

i'm not sure the military even needs radar the cruise ship would have to float right by the base.  i'm sure they'd see it.


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Posted 12 October 2019 - 03:27 PM

More stuff including some pics at https://boards.cruis...rdam-refitting/:

 

 

Besides standard dry-dock maintenance in Esquimalt, BC from 29 Sep through 12 Oct, NODM will have her Shorex/‘Journey’s ashore’ dept. moved to the starboard side of the Crow’s Nest  where it will become part of “Explorations Central” with ‘the Hub’, ‘Destinations Display’, ‘Virtual Bridge’, ‘Theater EXC’ and ‘the Library’’; will get “Billboard Onboard,” incl. the two grand pianos, instead of her current Sports Bar and part of her Casino; a Casino Bar instead of the Piano Bar; and the Gallery (Arts) Bar instead of the Northern Lights nightclub;  her Explorations Café/Library. currently on Deck 3 starboard side,  will also move up to the Crow's Nest with the coffee bar merged with the Crow's Nest bar. Her Atrium Bar; aka the "Olive Pit," will be removed from the Deck 1 Atrium area and the creation of a sitting area with two internet stations near the former Shorex desk in the Deck 1 Atrium area; New carpeting in Deck 1 Atrium. 

 

Suite upgrades and enhancements, incl. new sofa, lounge and desk chairs, carpeting and wall covers, a quartz stone top on the desk, dresser, nightstands and makeup vanity. Electronic upgrades include USB outlets added each side of the bed's headboard, LED reading lights and a lighted closet rod. A Bose iPod docking station, in-cabin coffee and espresso machine in PS and NS suites only. An interactive TV system on large LED flat-screen TV’s with complimentary movies on demand as well as access to the daily program and shipboard information incl. restaurant overviews, spa services and guest billing; bathroom enhancements; standard stateroom upgrades incl. wall-mounted flat TV.

 

And pics aplenty at Seaspan's Facebook page...


Edited by aastra, 12 October 2019 - 03:28 PM.

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#71 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 03:33 PM

this one must have been right when they opened the dry dock.  they angle the ocean down about 4% so the boat just floats out the back.  about 17.3 hours after they do this the bay of fundy registers its highest tide of the year.

 

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#72 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 03:42 PM

this is a pretty good stern-to-bow tour of the underside:

 

https://www.facebook...467/?permPage=1

 

from the screws to the "stabilizers" to the bow "thrusters".   the latter two seemingly to have no filipino name or at least this guy interrupted his tour to drop in the english names.  oh he said "starboard" and "bow" too.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 12 October 2019 - 03:45 PM.

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