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Canadian Ferry Stuck in Ice
Icebreaker on way to help Marine Atlantic ferry
get into Sydney harbour

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I must apologize. When I posted this a article, I didn't check it out well enough. When I looked at it, I thought I saw 19 May 08, but the article was actually dated 19 Mar 08.
Thanks to Brian Bernard for bringing this discrepancy to my attention.

19 Mar 08 - The Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Louis St. Laurent, the largest icebreaker in the fleet, is on its way to Cape Breton from Quebec to help a passenger ferry get into Sydney's ice-packed harbour.

The Caribou, with more than 170 passengers on board, has been unable to dock in North Sydney since it arrived around noon Tuesday because the harbour's entrance is blocked by a thick sheet of ice.

The ferry is waiting just beyond the ice jam in Sydney harbour.

"What's occurring in Sydney harbour is that we have a significant amount of ice and it's packed very tight, combined with sustained high winds. The direction of the winds is really pushing the ice and compacting it, making it very difficult for any movement at all," Tara Laing, a spokeswoman for Marine Atlantic said.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nova-scotia/story/2008/03/19/ferries-stuck.html?ref=rss
Thanks to Larry Leach for this link

 



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