Christening of Atlantic Kestrel

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Published on January 17, 2013

The 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

Published on January 17, 2013

A view from the bridge of the Atlantic Kestrel in St. John's harbour. — Photo by Gary Hebbard/The Telegram

Published on January 17, 2013

Following Thursday's christening, Jim Irving of the vessel's builder, J.D. Irving Ltd., presented Premier Kathy Dunderdale with a commemorative crystal vase. — Photo by Gary Hebbard/The Telegram

Published on January 17, 2013

A modern kitchen turns out tasty and healthy food for the crew of 24 plus any passengers that may be aboard.— Photo by Gary Hebbard/The Telegram

Published on January 17, 2013

Regular crew members of the Atlantic Kestrel share comfortable two bunk rooms complete with storage room and a shower.— Photo by Gary Hebbard/The Telegram

Published on January 17, 2013

The Atlantic Kestrel is even equipped with a conference room. The large windows look out over the vessels' rear deck. — Photo by Gary Hebbard/The Telegram

Published on January 17, 2013

Premier Kathy Dunderdale (left) pulls the rope that smashed a bottle of champagne against the bow of the newly built Atlantic Kestrel, officially christening the offshore supply vessel Thursday in St. John's. With Dunderdale is Jim Irving (right), Co-Chief Executive Officer of J.D. Irving Ltd., builders of the ship.— Photo by Gary Hebbard/The Telegram

Published on January 17, 2013

A chart of the waters off the south coast of Newfoundland, used for navigation.— Photo by Gary Hebbard/The Telegram

Published on January 17, 2013

Dan Carter of Port aux Basques is the captain of the Atlantic Kestrel.— Photo by Gary Hebbard/The Telegram

Published on January 17, 2013

Captain's cabin. — Photo by Gary Hebbard/The Telegram

Premier Kathy Dunderdale officially christened the offshore supply vessel, the newly built Atlantic Kestrel, in St. John's Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013.

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  • MB
    January 21, 2013 - 09:30

    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!!