RCN Awards OSI Fleet Wide MIL-SPEC Navigation System Hardware Upgrade and ISS Contract

OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) is pleased to announce the signing of a contract with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) for the delivery of navigation system hardware upgrades and in-service support. Under the terms of the agreement, OSI will design, build, test, certify, and deliver MIL-SPEC navigation system hardware upgrades. The upgrades will replace legacy systems that were originally provided by the company, some dating back to 2001. OSI will also provide spares and training support. “The relationship OSI has with the RCN is significant,” stated Ken Kirkpatrick, President and CEO.…

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10th Annual Canadian Underwater Conference & Exhibition returns to Vancouver

The Canadian Underwater Conference & Exhibition (CUCE) will return to Greater Vancouver for the first time in seven years. The CUCE will be held in the Richmond Conference Centre at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond, BC, March 25-27, 2018. The theme of the CUCE is “Man & Machine Underwater”; their website is www.cuce.ca Port/Harbour Authorities, Shipyards, General & Marine Contractors, Local Government Authorities and Health & Safety professionals will want to attend. So will occupational divers, diving contractors, military, police & fire service divers, diving equipment manufacturers &…

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Chamber of Shipping Statement on World Maritime Day 2017

Today the Chamber of Shipping encourages Canadians to observe the United Nations’ World Maritime Day. This year’s theme, Connecting Ships, Ports and People, acknowledges the many facets of the marine transportation industry, and promotes a collaborative approach on a range of issues, including navigational safety, protection of the marine environment, and marine security. As Canada’s international trade continues to grow, it will become increasingly important to develop an integrated coastal strategy that ensures our marine ecosystems are protected for future generations. “Coastal management must address areas of high activity where…

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