Oil Successfully Removed from Manolis L
(Above Photo) The Tidewater Enabler offloading the oil removed from the Manolis L.
Coast Guard Will Continue to Monitor Wreck Site
After sitting on the seafloor for 33 years, the oil has finally been removed from the sunken paper carrier Manolis L.
The Canadian Coast Guard announced on Sept. 8 that oil recovery operations by Ardent Global LLC had been successful and were now complete.
Ardent Global LLC, the company that raised and salvaged the ill-fated Costa Concordia ...
Contract Awarded for Bulk Oil Removal From Manolis L
The Department of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard announced today that a contract, valued at $15,106,400.00, has been awarded to Ardent Global LLC for the removal of bulk oil from the Manolis L shipwreck near Change Islands in Notre Dame Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Manolis L, which sank to a depth of more than 70 metres in 1985 off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador, lay dormant until April 2013 when cracks in the hull, coupled with a powerful storm, allowed some ...
CCG Seeking Proposals for Manolis L Oil Removal
Today, the federal government announced that in the coming months, the Canadian Coast Guard will be seeking proposals from qualified marine salvage companies for bulk oil removal from the wreck of the Manolis L.
The freighter sank in January 1985 near Change Islands in Notre Dame Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador.
In 2013, oil pollution was traced to the wreck and ever since then, the Canadian Coast Guard Environmental Response team has routinely been on scene to ensure that no significant ...
Group’s Spirits Raised on Shipwreck Issue
Coast Guard Recommends Manolis L Oil Removal Following Technical Assessment
The shipwrecked tanker Manolis L has given up its innermost secrets after lying on the sea bottom in Notre Dame Bay, Newfoundland, for 36 years.
Armed with knowledge of how much oil remains in the wreck’s cargo tanks following a detailed technical assessment, the Canadian Coast Guard is recommending to the federal government that potential environment-damaging oil be removed from the wreck as soon as the operation ...
Slick Methods Used to Assess Manolis L Oil Tanks
Coast Guard Awaiting Report on Best Options to Deal With Worrisome Shipwreck
The North Atlantic is littered with shipwrecks from the many vessels sunk during times of war to the countless others claimed by raging storms, heavy seas and groundings, ice damage, and mechanical failure and fire.
What’s different about the old rusting shipwreck MV Manolis L, however, is the huge amount of oil still in its cargo tanks as it lies in 200 feet of water on the seabed in Newfoundland’s Notre Dame ...
On the Waterfront — September 2016
OCT Transfers Port Union Plant to Town
The shuttered Ocean Choice International (OCI) fish plant in Port Union, Newfoundland has been handed over to the Municipality of Trinity Bay North.
The plant was closed in 2010 after being severely damaged by Hurricane Igor. At peak capacity, the plant employed more than 170 workers.
OCI said after six years without finding a way to reopen the plant, the company decided to transfer the plant over to the municipality at no cost. The company added ...
Contract Awarded for Survey of the Manolis L
An assessment to be conducted this summer of the MV Manolis L, a shipwreck in Notre Dame Bay off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador, will inform the development of Canadian Coast Guard plans for the recovery of the vessel’s cargo of an estimated 462 tons of fuel, 60 tons of diesel and removal of the vessel.
The contract valued at $5 million awarded to Resolve Salvage of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was announced today by the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and ...
Federal Budget 2016 Highlights
The federal Liberal Government’s first budget contained quite a few items that directly impact the fishing and marine industries in Atlantic Canada.
Some of the most notable were extension changes to the Employment Insurance program.
Dramatic declines in global oil prices since late 2014 have produced sharp and sustained unemployment shocks in commodity-based regions. In response to these unemployment shocks, Budget 2016 proposes to make legislative changes to extend the duration of EI ...
The Canadian Coast Guard to Explore Long-term Solutions for Manolis L
Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, today announced that the Canadian Coast Guard is requesting information from businesses that specialize in marine salvage to execute an in-depth technical assessment of the Manolis L.
An in-depth technical assessment will provide detailed information on the status of the hull and identify locations and amounts of oil that may be contained within the wreck. In addition, the technical assessment will outline other operational challenges that will ...
Working Together to Protect the Ocean From Marine Pollution
All Canadians, particularly those who work on the water or live along our coasts, know that healthy oceans and shorelines are important to the economic, physical, and cultural well being of our country. Activities such as fishing, oil and gas exploration and development, transportation of cargo, tourism, and recreation are essential to our daily activities and livelihoods, but make the ocean a busy place.
With all this marine activity, it is important that everyone takes responsibility for ...