Tuesday, August 4, 2009


The Fraser sailed off last month now another ship tied up at the Port of Bridgewater could be soon going as well. The former Canadian navy diving support ship the Cormorant is now for sale.. Rick Welsford of the Artificial Reef Society of Nova Scotia, says they recently received permission from the Federal Court to sell the ship which has been under arrest at the Bridgewater Port for several years. There are a number of claims against the ship, including one filed by the society for 175-thousand dollars in unpaid wharfage fees. Welsford says that figure escalates every day that the ship remains tied up there. She was put out of service in 1997 and was towed to Bridgewater in 2002, where she has become the focus of several lawsuits. The auction closes at 4 p.m. on September 2nd. The ship will be sold by sealed envelope auction ``as is, where is,'' including all the equipment that's on board.