Update on the Annapolis Project
Dear friends and supporters,
With the recent findings of the test samples of insulation and paint provided by Environment Canada the ARSBC has entered into a period of discussion with various federal agencies on next steps. Recently, representatives of the Department of National Defence toured the Annapolis with the Reef Society to review the condition of the ship. An engineering report is being prepared which will advise on the stability and the overall state and condition of the ship. This report, once completed, will help inform our next steps.
We have expressed our concern to the federal government that any unnecessary delays must be avoided. We have made it clear that we are seeking assistance from the federal government to complete further remediation work through the use of professional skilled labour. Time is not on our side under the circumstances with winter 2014 not far away. Members of the ARSBC Board are diligently working with members of the federal government to find a solution. The ARSBC has kept the Province Parks Branch and our Squamish Nations friends apprised of the situation and both remain supportive of the project for Halkett Bay.
The ARSBC is steadfast in its objectives to complete the project as efficiently as possible. We will continue to update you on events as they develop.
We thank you for your understanding and remain receptive to any suggestions or questions.
Howie Robins, President
A flight deck crewman grounds the messenger while the other prepares to connect the haul down cable. The Sea King hovers about 50 feet above the deck.