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Did the CCGS Louis St Laurent Spend its fuel budget already?

After a previous post  mentioned concerns about icebreaking delays impacting shipping; and the fact that the Largest CCGS Ice breaker was tied up for the past month, A reader emailed me to say that As a result of heavier ice then in recent years, the Louis St.

Laurent has already spent their fuel budget, and are waiting for the budget year to roll over March 31.

The Louis St. Laurent Burns fuel at a rate 80cubic feet per day breaking ice. 80cuft is aprox 2260 liters /day.  Given that recent years have been light on ice, the budget was likely lower then what it should have been for a full ice year.  Being the largest and oldest ship in the fleet, high full consumption is not surprising.

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Halifax Shipping News began in 2008 as a blog called The Armchair Captain. The idea behind it came when I would become curious about the comings and goings in the harbour, and research to find their source. I figured if I was wondering, others would be as well, and so I would blog about them. 5+ years later, here we are. This blog is written by Peter Ziobrowski. Peter is a Senior IT System Architect, and holds a BA in the History & Theory of Architecture,as well as diplomas in Computer System Technology and Information System Security. His personal site can be found at http://www.ziobrowski.net. Peter is available for media interviews on local Maritime issues. He also holds a large collection of photos of shipping subjects from Halifax suitable for publication. You can contact him directly via email at peter@halifaxshippingnews.ca.


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