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Ann Harvey reached St. John's
The "Ann Harvey" reached dockside at St. John's harbour in the evening of Apr 9, as preparations were made to assess and repair damage to the hull after the "Telost" began towing the damaged ship from Connaire Bay to St. John's two days before. An assessment of the hull was to be completed in the coming days dockside, and repairs were to be made in dry dock.
CCGS Ann Harvey Under Tow to St. Johns Five Days After Grounding
The Canadian Coast Guard buoy tender Ann Harvey began its trek home Monday evening (Apr. 6) 5 days after running aground off the southern coast of Newfoundland. As of Monday morning, crews were working to complete welding work to repair a small puncture in the ship’s stern before her departure from Connaire Bay near Burgeo, NL, where the vessel ran aground on April 1. According to an update late Monday from Fisheries and Oceans Canada, CCGS Ann Harvey departed Monday evening under tow by the CCGS Teleost. The vessel is headed for St. John’s Newfoundland, a 300 mile trip that is expected to take about two days. Involved in the response and repair operations has been crews from the HMCS Charlottetown and CCGS Louis St. Laurent. All 26 crew of the Ann Harvey have remained onboard during the repair work and now the tow. The tow will be escorted part by the CCGS Louis St. Laurent, followed CCGS G. Jackman and CCGS Cape Roger.
Welding work resumed, tow ahead
The Coast Guard expected that the disabled "Ann Harvey" is would be towed to St. John's as soon as welding on the damaged hull was completed sometime on Apr 6. The compartment has been sealed and the crew members remained on board while they await emergency repairs and a tow back to St. John's. The "Teleost" was to begin towing the disabled vessel back to St. John's as early as this afternoon. A team of six Department of National Defense divers were on board the Teleost on standby if they were needed. The was is expected to take about two days. Report with photos: http://www.vocm.com/newsarticle.asp?mn=2&id=53821&latest=1Upload News