UPDATE: Orlova outside of St. John's harbour

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The Lyubov Orlova has left the harbour.

After being delayed by Tuesday's storm, the ship is under tow and has passed through the narrows of St. John's harbour.


(Earlier story)

The Lyubov Orlova is finally leaving St. John’s harbour.

Workers are in the process of removing mooring lines to the ship and tugboats are getting in position to pull the ship from the dock. It's bound for the Dominican Republic and will be towed there by the tugboat Charlene Hunt.

The ship was scheduled to leave on Tuesday but the storm put those plans on hold.

The ship, which was once owned by Russian-based Locso Shipping, was chartered by the Canadian company Cruise North Expeditions Inc. for adventure tourism trips to the Canadian Arctic. Canadian officials placed the ship under arrest when it arrived in St. John's on Sept. 27, 2010, because the owner of the ship owes Cruise North $250,000.

Organizations: Dominican Republic, Cruise North Expeditions, Canadian Arctic

Geographic location: St. John's

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  • Desirae
    January 24, 2013 - 08:22

    Go Chuckie!!! You hard worker you. You are one hard working smart engineer!! Lol!You got the tug moving!!! Finely wooooo whoooo you guys have been there awhile.as for the other workers on the Charlene good job you guys worked very hard. Have a safe long trip. Charlie keep that boat going you are one devoted guy when it comes to work you work so hard and never stop. i know cause i never see ya!!!I miss you so much, skyla and Angelina miss you so very much also. I hope you and the crew get to your destination in one piece that's a long trip in those rough seas. Love you Charlie!! Go Tugs!!!!! Love Desirae xoxo

  • Desirae
    January 24, 2013 - 07:41

    Go chuckie!!!!!! Keep that boat safe!!! Hard working guy you! What a hard working smart clever engineer I ever met! I miss you so very much.have a safe long trip! I love you Charlie, and as for all of the others working on the Charlene good job...you finely left!! Lol be safe all.

  • Orlova Luvya
    January 24, 2013 - 02:26

    Kind of mean to point cannons at them while they leave isn't it?

    • Desirae
      January 24, 2013 - 09:52

      Yea I here ya why were they pointing cannons at them anyway?? When will they have dam phone service anyway anyone know?

  • Sparky
    January 23, 2013 - 14:12

    Things will look better at the waterfront now,what did the crew do with all the rats?,I hope the SPCA went & found them good homes!!