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Photographer:Kier Shackleton Gigeroff [View profile]Title:CCGS TupperAdded:Oct 27, 2007
Photo Category: Coast Guard
The ex-CCGS Tupper (now Caruso) tied up in Dartmouth, NS, September 3rd 2007.

Name: Caruso
Built: 1959 Marine Industries, Sorel
Call sign: HP9955
Type: Buoy/lighthouse vessel
Flag: Panama (formerly Canada)
Vessel Identification
Former name(s):
- 1988 05 (Until 2000 Jan)
- Tupper (Until 1988 Jan)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Yacht
Gross tonnage:1,358 tons
Summer DWT:437 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1959
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Guest on Oct 11, 2008 14:19 (10 years ago)
Hi Kier

Thought I would add this piece to add to the ships historical record:

Fire crews battle Nova Scotia ship blaze
Canwest News Service
Published: Saturday, October 11, 2008

DARTMOUTH, N.S. -- Halifax fire crews were working Saturday morning to quench a stubborn fire on a decommissioned Coast Guard vessel tied to a Dartmouth, N.S., dock.

Halifax Regional Fire Capt. Dave Meldrum said firefighters responded to the call at about 4:30 a.m. local time after smoke and flames were noticed on the top two decks of the vessel named Tupper when in the service of the Coast Guard.

The vessel, which is now under private ownership, was empty when firefighters arrived and is currently undergoing repairs.

"It's not in service, there is no crew onboard, no obvious power source," said Meldrum. "We don't understand what started this fire yet."

By mid-morning, firefighters had stopped the fire from spreading and were drawing up their plans to contain and quench the fire, said Meldrum.

Meldrum said officials from the Department of National Defence and the Coast Guard were also on the scene at the Dartmouth Marine Slips complex.
Canwest News Service 2008


Steve Ellwood
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