Atlantic Towing Crews Embark on Arctic Voyage – JD Irving

by ahnationtalk on July 11, 2019148 Views

July 10, 2019

Atlantic Towing is underway with the annual northern supply mission headed by Quebec-based maritime transport firm, Groupe Desgagnés.

Atlantic Towing has deployed two tugboats, the Atlantic Elm and the Atlantic Beech, to Baker Lake, Nunavut; the vessels departed Saint John, NB and are now sailing north through Hudson Bay with two barges in tow. They will spend the next four months delivering critical supplies to the Baker Lake community and two nearby mining operations.

Each tugboat is manned by a crew of seven; they will be relieved in August by a second crew and then return in September to finish the mission and sail the vessels back to Saint John.

“The crews on this sail have to know the boats. This northern work is a big part of our Coastal business and requires a specific skill set which our seafarers have gained over years of working on this contract,” says Gilles Gagnon, General Manager of Atlantic Towing.

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