Christening of Atlantic Kestrel
Premier Kathy Dunderdale officially christened the offshore supply vessel, the newly built Atlantic Kestrel, in St. John's Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013.
Published on January 17, 2013The bridge of the Atlantic Kestrel represents the state of the art in modern technology with every modern safety and navigational device.— Photo by Gary Hebbard/The Telegram
- - January 21, 2013 at 11:00:00
Go Figure, the highest of praise for the offshore of Newfoundland, brand new ship and 20-30 jobs for Newfoundlanders. Born and raised in NL, I cannot voice my complete displeasure with the mentality of our politicians and the general public. I'm speaking for all of us merchant sailors who don't work in the offshore, but ply our trade on coast, in the arctic, and even on the Great Lakes. I bet if you add up all the merchant sailors in the other types of voyages in Canada, it would dwarf the offshore of NL. So again, everyone who is uneducated in the matter gets the impression that the be all, end all of going to sea is the offshore of NL. To my fellow NL'ers, I hope you soon become as tired of being spoon fed by the provincial government as I have. And to the government, good luck finding NL'ers to crew your ships in 15-20yrs, as the industry is so saturated with aging personnel, and younger seafarers discouraged early in there carriers due to lack of oppertunities in the offshore...GOOD JOB!!! NOT!!