Massive ship arrives in Kitimat this weekend

Massive ship arrives in Kitimat this weekend

The 26,890-ton heavy load carrier Transshelf will offload dredging vessels

Mark this Sunday, August 19, at 6 p.m. on your calendars for the arrival of the 26,890-ton heavy load carrier Transshelf in Kitimat harbour.

The ship is due to arrive in Kitimat to offload dredging vessels which will be used to increase the depth of the berthing areas in the harbour to ensure safe passage of vessels, which will involve the removal of sediments and other material from the seabed.

Transshelf will anchor in the harbour and begin submersing itself, allowing the dredging vessels it is carrying to be floated off its deck and into the harbour with assistance from tugboats and personnel on board the vessels being offloaded.

“We kindly ask community members and local mariners to keep a safe distance of 500 metres from this multi-day operation. Safety, the environment and community interests are top-of-mind in every activity we undertake,” said an LNG Canada spokesperson.

The time listed is the time given by marine authorities and could be subject to change. Click here to check the progress of the Transshelf.

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The position of the Transshelf at 4 p.m. on Friday, August 17.

The position of the Transshelf at 4 p.m. on Friday, August 17.