Statoil’s Two-Well Exploratory Drilling Campaign Offshore Newfoundland Comes Up Empty

Norwegian oil company Statoil announced Monday that its two-well exploration drilling program in the Flemish Pass Basin offshore Newfoundland did not result in the discovery of any hydrocarbons. Both wells were drilled by the Seadrill West Aquarius in the Flemish Pass Basin, located approximately 500 kilometers east of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. The two wells, … [Read more...]

Massive North Atlantic Iceberg Draws Photographers And Tourists To Newfoundland Coast

by Ashifa Kassam (TheGuardian) A towering iceberg is causing traffic jams in a remote town on Canada’s east coast, as tourists jostle for a glimpse of the mass of ice sitting in shallow water just off Newfoundland.  The iceberg, which has dwarfed the nearby small town of Ferryland, is estimated to measure some 46 metres (150ft) at its highest point. “It’s the … [Read more...]

PHOTOS: Icy Newfoundland Rescue

Five fishermen were rescued Sunday from the icy waters of Notre Dame Bay off the northeastern coast of Newfoundland after abandoning their fishing vessel, the DLL Venture, which was rapidly taking on water. Joint Forces Atlantic reports that the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Halifax coordinated the rescue of the five men, who were hoisted to safety by an aircrew with … [Read more...]

Shifting Winds Free MV John 1 from Newfoundland Shoal

Shifting winds allowed the MV John 1 bulk carrier to free itself from a shoal just off the southern coast of Newfoundland after the ship ran aground Saturday afternoon. A statement from a Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) confirmed that the vessel became free overnight Sunday and is now securely at anchor just off the coast of Newfoundland. “Overnight, a … [Read more...]