An american war ship possibly stuck in the port of Montreal until march

News 21 January, 2018

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    Sunday, 21 January 2018 17:14

    Sunday, 21 January 2018 17:14

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    An american war ship for passage to Montreal was a victim of the intense cold that hit Quebec a few weeks ago and could spend the rest of the winter in the metropolis.

    The USS Little Rock, a ship-class (LCS combat coastal) Freedom out of the shipyard in Marinette, Wisconsin, in 2015 at a cost of 440 million US$, was officially put into service on 16 December and had to leave the next day to her home port of Mayport, Florida.

    According to the website Business Insider, and his departure towards the Atlantic ocean via the seaway of the St. Lawrence river has been delayed for three days because of bad weather conditions on lake Erie.

    The ship finally left Buffalo on the 20th of December to reach Montreal, the 27 where he was expected to stop before continuing on to Halifax before getting back on the road to Florida.

    But, always according to the information obtained by Business Insider, he was not able to leave the port of Montreal due to the ice and the lack of boats-tugs that could guide him to continue on his route.

    According to the Corporation de gestion de la Voie maritime du Saint-Laurent, “the mass of arctic air that dwelled in the region of the end of December to beginning of January has accelerated the formation of ice on the seaway”. The 11 January, the Corporation announced the official end of the navigation season 2017 on the seaway which takes usually its activities towards the end of march each year.

    The u.s. Navy has decided to leave his ship and its 70-member crew to dock in Montreal until the weather conditions improve, possibly until march, according to the news service of the U. S. Naval Institute.

    According to Business Insider, which cites lieutenant-commander of navy Courtney Hillson, the crew of Little Rock has committed to the repair work that is routine at the end of December and beginning of January, and will focus on training and operational preparedness, in particular.