Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Atlantic Shrike on sea trials

Atlantic Shrike, the sister of Atlantic Towing's other new Damen-designed Atlantic Griffin, has also begun sea trials. She headed out this morning, the first time I have seen her on the move.

Sometimes I just get lucky, and my ferry ride this morning coincided perfectly with Atlantic Shrike's transit out to sea. 

Atlantic Shrike heading out on what might be her first set of sea trials.

A Navy RHIB is passing by as Atlantic Shrike passes the Dockyard. You can clearly see the different paint colour where the bridge superstructure was joined to the hull at Halifax Shipyard.

Atlantic Shrike.

Atlantic Shrike between the George's Island and McNab's Island lighthouses.
Where both Atlantic Griffin and Atlantic Shrike are registered in St. John's, NL, I'm not sure how often we will see them in Halifax once they are accepted into service by Atlantic Towing.

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