Protecting the Southern Resident Killer Whale

The Southern Resident Killer Whale is a vital component of the local marine ecosystem and has cultural significance for coastal communities in British Columbia. This population of whale was recently determined to be facing an imminent threat to both survival and recovery under the Species at Risk Act. This determination was made after an assessment that considered the biological condition of the Southern Resident Killer Whale population, ongoing threats, and mitigation measures. Through the Whales Initiative, the Federal Government is addressing the main threats to the Southern Resident Killer Whales…

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OSI Selected by Lockheed Martin to deliver IBNS for the Royal Saudi Navy’s MMSC Program

May 1, 2018 – OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) announced the signing of a contract with Lockheed Martin to provide its Integrated Bridge and Navigation System (IBNS) for the first four ships of the Royal Saudi Navy’s (RSN) Multi-Mission Surface Combatant (MMSC) program. OSI will build and deliver a military grade system for the MMSC program based on the system designed for the U.S. Navy Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program. The company was awarded the LCS-27 contract by Lockheed Martin in November 2017. “We are pleased to have the opportunity…

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USS Pearl Harbor Arrives in Victoria, British Columbia

Amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) arrived in Victoria, British Columbia, for a scheduled port visit April 12. The port visit gives Sailors an opportunity to visit a new country and to gain memorable experiences from right across the U.S. border. “This visit helps to demonstrate the continuing commitment the U.S. has to our longstanding and important relationship with Canada,” said Cmdr. Ben Miller, Pearl Harbor’s commanding officer from Mobile, Alabama. “The U.S. and Canada share not only a border, but common interests in regional and global…

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Federal Government Awards Contract to Cellula Robotics Ltd for Arctic Subsurface R & D

The Federal Government awarded a contract to Cellula Robotics Ltd to develop a fuel cell that will improve the ability for autonomous underwater vehicles to store sufficient energy to undertake long range and long duration missions April 6th. This contract has a total value of close to $648,000 and is being awarded under the 2016 Innovation Call for Proposals for the All Domain Situational Awareness (ADSA) Science & Technology (S&T) program. Surveillance solutions support the Government of Canada’s ability to exercise sovereignty in the North, and provide a greater awareness…

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Maritime Security Challenges 2018: “Pacific Seapower”

Maritime Security Challenges 2018: “Pacific Seapower” 15-18 October 2018 Victoria, British Columbia, Canada A Strong, Secure, and Engaged Maritime Future We are pleased to announce that Vice-Admiral Ron Lloyd, Commander, Royal Canadian Navy, will open MSC18 on Tuesday, 16 October 2018. Don’t miss this premier maritime security event! MSC18’s topical presentations will include: • Striking a Balance in the Full Spectrum of Maritime Operations • The Evolving Seascape: Understanding the Future Maritime Environment • Building Strategic Resolve: Policy, Platforms, and People in Maritime Security • The Future Fleet: Investing in…

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Statement from Harley Marine Regarding Tug Jake Shearer and Barge

On Sunday, November 26 at approximately 5 pm Pacific time an incident began when the articulated tug and barge, tug JAKE SHEARER and barge ZIDELL MARINE 277, reported a series of extreme waves hitting the vessels broadside while traveling northbound south of Goose Island, British Columbia. The large waves caused an alignment problem between the tug and barge and the unit was separated. The barge was safely anchored approximately one mile from shore in 200 foot depth of water. No damage or contact with any shoreline or vessel occurred, and…

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