First Vessel Enters N e w Floating Drydock At H a l i f a x Shipyard

Halifax Industries Limited in Halifax, Nova Scotia, recently received its first vessel in the newly commissioned, 100,000-dwt-capacity floating drydock. The Panamax size dock has a lifting capacity of 36,000 tons. Its overall length is 843.16 feet, width between fenders 124.67 feet, and draft over keel blocks 29.53 feet.

The first vessel in the new drydock was the Irving Eskimo, a 38,213-dwt tanker owned by Irv- ing Oil Limited. The ship entered dock for repairs to shaft bearings.

The propeller and intermediate shaft were removed and the tailshaft pulled in. The forward and aft bearings were then rebabbitted and reinstalled.

In addition to the new Panamax size dock, Halifax Shipyard also operates a floating drydock 606.95 feet long and 82 feet wide, and a graving dock 567.76 by 78.74 feet.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 14,  Apr 15, 1984 Bobby F. Hollingsworth

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