Pipeline-laying ship damaged by high winds off Nova Scotia

(HALIFAX, Nova Scotia) — The ship Lorelay was damaged in 70 mph winds while in the midst of laying a natural gas pipeline off Nova Scotia, the Canadian Broadcasting Co. reported. The EnCana vessel was tossed about 1,500 feet offcourse in the heavy weather, with the pipe still attached. In future, EnCana says its crews will cut the pipe loose immediately if they encounter such high winds again.
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By Professional Mariner Staff