Long-awaited test drive for Bluenose II called off because of missing document

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HALIFAX — The problem-plagued restoration of the Bluenose II has hit another snag.

The Nova Scotia government says a long-awaited test drive planned for today has been called off.

No new date has been set.

In a news release, the province says the government is missing a certificate from the American Bureau of Shipping that would allow the schooner to leave the dock.

The Bluenose II has been undergoing a multi-year restoration project that’s been plagued by budget overruns and repeated delays.

The province issued a news release Tuesday saying the vessel would conduct engine, steering and anchor tests in Lunenburg harbour if the weather co-operated.

The test drive must be completed before sea trials can take place — the final phase of the project.

Organizations: American Bureau of Shipping

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Lunenburg

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