UPDATE TUESDAY: The Nova Star has arrived off port limits of Charleston, SC. She’s currently drifting at 2kts. I’ll keep following her and report back if she maneuvers for berthing tomorrow.

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The Nova Star, which during the summer, transports vehicles and passengers between Maine and Nova Scotia will reposition to Charleston, South Carolina. She wont sail from there, she’ll only tie up at a vacant layberth. Up until now, the ship has been sitting idle in Shelburne, Nova Scotia. Due to the cold weather and snow in the area, costs were getting to be too much. By repositioning down south the company “will reduce costs for the remainder of the offseason, and ensure the cruise-ferry is in a ready-state if alternate work is secured” said Nova Star Cruises CEO Mark Amundsen.
She’ll arrive on Tuesday January, 20.

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