Largest Conventional Geared Bulker in Canada Now Operates for CSL

first_imgEarlier this year, Montreal-based shipping company Canada Steamship Lines (CSL) welcomed to its fleet MV Ferbec, a conventional geared bulk carrier equipped with four cranes and grabs, which is now fully operational in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence.The vessel, which previously operated in CSL’s Australian fleet as CSL Melbourne, became the largest vessel of its type in the Canadian domestic shipping market.Upon arrival in Québec City on May 13, 2017, the 49,502 dwt vessel underwent modifications to adapt to its new operating environment.Ferbec is now operating under Canadian flag in the Havre St-Pierre to Sorel corridor for Rio Tinto.Built at Nantong COSCO KHI shipyard in China in 2002, the Handymax bulker features a length of 188 meters and a width of 31 meters.“It is by design and with great pride that we revived the name Ferbec for this vessel. Like the original Ferbec – a 56,000 dwt ocean bulk carrier – the new Ferbec is plying the same trades along the same Saint Lawrence routes… Unfortunately, just like its predecessor, the new Ferbec will never be seen on the Great Lakes. Built as an ocean-going vessel, its hull is too wide for the locks of the St. Lawrence Seaway,” Louis Martel, President and CEO of The CSL Group, commented.The arrival of Ferbec in the Canadian fleet is part of CSL’s fleet optimization and capacity management program, which has seen the introduction of six new Trillium Class vessels to the Canadian fleet and the retirement of older, less efficient ships, including most recently the 33,197 dwt bulk carrier, Pineglen.Canada Steamship Lines, a division of the CSL Group, currently operates a fleet of 18 vessels, according to the company’s website.last_img read more

Peter E. Squibb, 77, of Greendale

first_imgPeter E. Squibb, 77, of Greendale, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, December 25, 2019. He was born August 20, 1942 in Vincennes, Indiana, son of the late William P and Mary Catherine (Erskin) Squibb.Pete was a Machinist Mate Second Class US Navy Veteran. He was a member of the St. Lawrence Catholic Church, K of C Council 1231, USS Saratoga Association, and the American Legion. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and riding horses. He was a true 18th Century Man. He worked as a Manufacturing Engineer at Hill Rom.He is survived by his loving wife, Patty Squibb of Greendale, IN; 2 sons, Nathaniel (Angela) Squibb of Pickerington, OH, David (Amanda) Squibb of Covington, KY; 2 daughters, Jane Lee (Christian) Hartwell of Virginia Beach, VA, Ann (Brian) Coleman of Guilford, IN; sister, Judith Ann (Jerry) Squibb Plaatje of West Chester, OH; 13 grandchildren, Jordan, Clayton, Chase, Nathan, Abigail, Kayla, Nicholas, Aidan, Lilli, Peter, Emma, William, Luke; 2 sisters-in-law, Mary Lynn Phelps, Liz Russell; and his 2 brothers-in-law, Jos. F Russell, Mark Russell.He was preceded in death by his father, William P Squibb III and his mother, Mary Catherine Squibb.Family and friends will be received on Sunday, December 29, 2019 from 4 pm to 7 pm at Fitch-Denney Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Monday, December 30, 2019 at 11 am, with Father Ben Syberg officiating.Interment will follow in the Greendale Cemetery, Greendale, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the K of C Council 1231 for Charitable Outreach.Visit us at www.fitchdenney.comlast_img read more

Reddin medal collection donated to GAA HQ

first_imgDuring an illustrious career he won 3 All Ireland senior medals as well as three Munster titles and 6 National Leagues.He was named as goalkeeper on the Hurling Team of the Millennium – Tony passed away last March at the age of 95.A native of Galway, he played inter-county hurling with the Tribesmen in 1941 before moving to Tipperary where he joined the Lorrha-Dorrha club. His family has now donated Tony Reddin’s medal collection to the GAA Museum in Croke Park.last_img

Stephen Curry after 10 years: An NBA trailblazer by the numbers

first_img Stephen Curry after 10 years: Davidson coach says Warriors picked the perfect script in 2009 It is now the 10th anniversary of the 31-year-old being selected with the seventh pick of what was a historically significant 2009 NBA Draft.Here, with the help of Opta, we take a look at the numbers behind Curry’s incredible career in the professional ranks: Related News 43.6 – Just two men have been more efficient from beyond the arc since Curry (43.6 percent of 3-pointers made) entered the league. Kyle Korver (44.5 percent) leads the way and Seth Curry, Stephen’s younger brother, is also ahead of the Warriors guard (43.9 percent).2,483 – Curry is third in the all-time list for 3-pointers made with 2,483 in 694 appearances. He trails just Reggie Miller (2,560 from 1,389 games) and Hall of Famer Ray Allen (2,973 from 1,300 games), and Curry has a better percentage than both.6 – On six occasions, Curry has put up more than 50 points in a single game. Only Harden (18) can better that figure over the past 10 years. Few players have had a greater impact on the NBA than Stephen Curry.The Golden State Warriors point guard has spearheaded the 3-point revolution that teams across the league have adopted following Curry’s success.center_img Stephen Curry after 10 years: Analyzing the six players drafted before the Warriors star in 2009 Stephen Curry by the numbers3.6 – Since the 2009-10 season, Curry has made, on average, 3.6 3-pointers per game – more than anyone else – with the other half of the “Splash Brothers,” Klay Thompson (2.9), second. Damian Lillard (2.7), James Harden (2.6) and Buddy Hield (2.5) round out the top five.90.5 – Curry leads all players in free-throw percentage since entering the league having drained 90.5 percent of his attempts. He is the only man with a percentage greater than 90 percent.131 – In May 2016, Curry made history as the first unanimous MVP. He garnered all 131 first-place votes to win the award for a second successive season.#KiaMVP @StephenCurry30 becomes 11th player (3rd guard joining @MagicJohnson & @SteveNash) to win #BackToBack MVP— NBA (@NBA) May 10, 201673 – Curry’s form that season was a large reason why Golden State went 73-9 in 2015-16, breaking the record for regular-season wins set by the Michael Jordan-inspired Chicago Bulls in 1995-96 (72). 223 – In his 694 games played, Curry has made five or more 3-pointers in 223 of them. That is 97 more than the next best over the past 10 years (Harden with 126).15 – The 31-year-old also has 15 games of 10-plus 3-pointers made. Teammate Thompson has five, while JR Smith (two) is the only other man to have done it more than once in that time.402 – Curry holds the record for most 3-pointers made in a regular season having sunk 402 in 2015-16. Curry has three of the top five spots in this category, having made 354 last year and 324 in 2016-17. Harden, selected four picks ahead of Curry in 2009, is the only other man to have hit over 300 in one campaign (378 in 2018-19).last_img read more