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Joined: 21 Oct 2015, 02:58

05 Feb 2018, 09:15 #521

mnztr wrote: I does not really have to be ground breaking, just sensible and well excuted would be great. The construction of the new supply ships has turned into the typical shit show. Who knows when they will actually be built
The entire procurement system in Canada is a complete shit show, as witnessed by practically every defence procurement. It's what happens when the general population is apathetic about defence, and politicians are equally as ignorant.
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Joined: 10 Apr 2005, 14:54

05 Feb 2018, 18:06 #522

It seems the most efficient procurements in the last generation were those where we needed something desperately and just got on with it. The Leo 2, C-17, Chinook, and Asterix come to mind.
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Joined: 13 Jul 2012, 15:42

05 Feb 2018, 18:44 #523

But even the last was hindered with political interference - namely that POS Brisson trying to shut it down on behalf of the Irvings, as well as destroying the career of VAdm Norman.
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Joined: 18 Jul 2009, 20:33

09 Feb 2018, 17:21 #524

So Wiki has the Asterix as able to carry 10,497,000 litres of marine diesel and 1,322,000 litres of f44 aviation fuel.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_Asterix

Two questions if I may:

What is the fuel capacity of a Halifax class frigate?
Is the aviation fuel the same for both the helicopters and the Halifax ship's turbine engine?
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Joined: 24 Aug 2007, 23:14

09 Feb 2018, 22:36 #525

Mikeh wrote: So Wiki has the Asterix as able to carry 10,497,000 litres of marine diesel and 1,322,000 litres of f44 aviation fuel.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_Asterix

Two questions if I may:

What is the fuel capacity of a Halifax class frigate?
Is the aviation fuel the same for both the helicopters and the Halifax ship's turbine engine?
Just over 500t if I remember correctly.
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Joined: 21 Oct 2015, 02:58

11 Feb 2018, 04:22 #526

In related news, the Canadian Coast Guard ship Cygnus is safely back in port after springing a massive leak while on patrol in the Atlantic Ocean:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundl ... -1.4527582

She managed to limp back to port after being met by an offshore supply ship, Atlantic Kingfisher, and another Coast Guard ship.

CCGS Cygnus is almost 40 years old, and she, along with the other offshore fisheries patrol vessels (also equally as old), are due to be replaced under the NSPS, but those replacements will only come after Seaspan finishes building the three Offshore Science vessels, the two supply ships, and the Arctic icebreaker... so probably after a decade or more.

So yeah, the Coast Guard ships patrolling the Atlantic monitoring the fisheries offshore will have to stay in service for more than 50 years..
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Joined: 24 Aug 2007, 23:14

12 Feb 2018, 04:56 #527

ThePointblank wrote: In related news, the Canadian Coast Guard ship Cygnus is safely back in port after springing a massive leak while on patrol in the Atlantic Ocean:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundl ... -1.4527582

She managed to limp back to port after being met by an offshore supply ship, Atlantic Kingfisher, and another Coast Guard ship.

CCGS Cygnus is almost 40 years old, and she, along with the other offshore fisheries patrol vessels (also equally as old), are due to be replaced under the NSPS, but those replacements will only come after Seaspan finishes building the three Offshore Science vessels, the two supply ships, and the Arctic icebreaker... so probably after a decade or more.

So yeah, the Coast Guard ships patrolling the Atlantic monitoring the fisheries offshore will have to stay in service for more than 50 years..
Just a high mileage shaft seal. They’ll fix her up.
She helped defend us from the Spaniards in the Turbot War!
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Joined: 18 Jul 2009, 20:33

12 Feb 2018, 22:10 #528

Hopefully the shaft is still straight,  years back BC Ferries had trouble with one of their ships due to a slightly warped shaft putting extra strain on the main seal.
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Joined: 21 Oct 2015, 02:58

Yesterday, 09:41 #529

Seaspan is engaged in a lawsuit with a contractor over work done for 3 fisheries science vessels:

https://biv.com/article/2018/02/vancouv ... contractor
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