Canada: Bad Weather Delays Ojibwa’s Arrival
The remnants of Hurricane Sandy played a big part in the discussions of the Project Ojibwa Engineering Team at their meeting in Hamilton on November 7.
The wet and windy weather played havoc with several aspects of the preparation for the move and offload of HMCS Ojibwa, Canada’s last Oberon class Cold War submarine, at Port Burwell. After long discussions looking at every aspect of the complex project, it was reluctantly decided that the departure date from Hamilton will be delayed for several days.
“From the beginning of this project our aim has been to do it once and do it right,” said Project Coordinator Dan McNeil, Rear Admiral retired. “We trust the advice of our expert team and safety is rule one. Ojibwa will go when she is ready and all the conditions are right.”
Dredging work being done in Port Burwell along the shore of Lake Erie also ran into issues, and was affected by the inclement weather over the last couple of weeks, reports Tillsonburg News.
“There were days that they weren’t able to go out and dredge. So we’re not moving it back significantly, but we are moving it back a few days – it looks like the departure from Hamilton will be sometime between the 14 and16 of November,” stated Melissa Raven, director of communications for Project Ojibwa.
Dredging Today Staff, November 13, 2012; Images: projectojibwa