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Saturday, October 09, 2004

American Tug Towing HMCS Chicoutimi

This article from indicates that the Carolyn Chouest, an American support vessel, has taken over the tow of the Chicoutimi, which means that they'll arrive in Faslane, Scotland, as early as Sunday. The Carolyn Chouest is the support vessel for the American submarine NR-1, the small nuclear-powered research submarine stationed at Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut. As a result, she's the most experienced ship in the world at towing submarines through open ocean water. If Carolyn Chouest wasn't out to sea when the fire occurred, she must have gotten underway right after the fire to render assistance. BZ to the skilled (mostly civilian) crew of the Carolyn Chouest, and hopefully the remainder of the transit will go off without further incident.


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