The "Bluenose II", which has just recently been cleared for public sailings, has been sidelined because of a steering problem. Tours were cancelled on July 29, 2015, when the problem with the steering pump surfaced. Technicians were working to resolve the problems and expected tours to resume on July 31. Steering was a controversial part of the rebuilding project when it was determined the schooner’s original wooden rudder would be replaced with a heavier, steel rudder. The steel rudder proved to be too heavy for the sailing vessel’s helm, so a hydraulic pump was installed to help steer the ship. The hydraulic steering system was originally thought to cost $350,000, but the cost of the installation doubled. The province announced in June that the famous schooner would be taking public tours this summer. It has already made one visit to Halifax, but has since returned to its home port of Lunenburg for tours. The schooner is scheduled to sail to Sydney and Pictou and Port Hawkesbury in August.
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The "Oak Tree" enroute from Visakhaptatnam to Mumbai and a cargo ship assisted the search of the ICGS "C-404" for three fishermen whose vessel, the KPM "Brothers" had capsized about 16 nautical miles southwest of the Vadakara coast on July 26, 2015. The fishermen from Vadakara were finally rescued by the "C-404". Their fishing boat had left Chombal fishing harbour on
july 26 for fishing and the boat was to return to the harbour the next day. However, the boat was found capsized and all crew were floating at sea on July 27. The crew was rescued despite adverse sea conditions and lack of information on the position of the missing boat. The Coast Guard Station at Beypore had coordinated the rescue mission.
All DFDS sailings Calais - Dover cancelled after ferry was shot with flares
DFDS has decided to cancel all sailings between Calais and Dover until July 28, after one of the company's ferries have been shot at by flares. The incident was related to the conflict that has arisen because DFDS has taken over two ferries from the Eurotunnel ferry company MyFerryLink.
Crossing between Dover and Calais have been interrupted for more than three weeks because employees have blocked the port of Calais. The employees are dissatisfied with the fact that DFDS's acquisition of the ferries is synonymous with job losses.