Halifax Shipyard Completes Major Damage Repair Contract

Halifax Shipyard in Nova Scotia, Canada, recently completed on schedule a major, sixweek damage contract following the collision of two vessels off Cape Breton.

The ships involved were the 11,301-dwt cargo vessel Ho Ming 3, owned by Dowa Line Limited of Tokyo, which was carrying cattle feed en route to Ireland, and the 21,106-dwt bulk carrier Carona Astrale, owned by Sidemar di Navagazione S.p.A. of Italy, which was carrying steel destined for Toronto.

The Ho Ming 3 sustained a hole in her starboard side and was taking on water causing the vessel to list. She sailed to Halifax under her own power but was assisted by a tug. The Corona Astrale suffered only minor damage to her bow and was able to continue to her destination.

Steel repairs carried out to the Ho Ming 3 by Halifax Industries involved three major areas—65 feet of main deck plating. 50 feet of shell damage renewals, and 45 feet of renewals to the bottom tank.

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