As you all probably know by now, it's not just the Kraut Rock Celebrations that are not ours, it is now the Spirits too.
Andrew Duffy of the VTC has the story:
A Polish shipyard has won a $140-million contract from B.C. Ferries to conduct the mid-life upgrades of the two Spirit-class vessels.
Gdansk-based Remontowa, the largest ship-repair yard in Poland, won the contract after a competitive bidding process.
B.C. Ferries spokeswoman Deborah Marshall confirmed it is the first time the corporation has sent a vessel offshore for refit.
“But this isn’t just a refit, it’s a massive project, not the typical refit that we do,” she said...
With that in mind...
Now, there is a bit of tidy-up bit in A. Duffy's VTC piece that the Clarklandians' 'digital influencers' are using to whack folks up the side of the head with on the interwebz:
...Seaspan pulled out of the bidding process, however, since its three shipyards — Vancouver, Victoria and its drydock — are too busy to handle the work.
“We are at capacity at all three yards, and the National Shipbuilding Strategy work we are doing for the federal government is a major priority for us,” said Seaspan Shipyards president Brian Carter in a statement...
But here's the thing, as was pointed out when we talked about the awarding of the Celebration contracts off-shore years ago, and those long, long, long term laundry contracts much more recently...
When you pick the
Which leads me to wonder, all over again, why the so-called political party of free enterprise hates it so much?
Free enterprise, I mean.