Chief Operating Officer named for Seaspan Shipyards

July 3, 2018 – Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jari Anttila as Chief Operating Officer (COO). With more than 25 years of experience in shipbuilding and industrial operations, Mr. Anttila will bring significant industry knowledge to this newly created role. “As Canada’s long-term partner under the National Shipbuilding Strategy and a leader in the shipbuilding and marine industries, Seaspan Shipyards is committed to attracting and developing the best talent,” said Brian Carter, President and Chief Executive Officer – Seaspan Shipyards. “Jari’s experience in shipbuilding will…

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Launch of the First Large Vessel Designed and Built Under Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy

Seaspan Shipyards today celebrated the launch of the first large vessel to be designed and built under the Government of Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) – CCGS Sir John Franklin, the first of three Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels (OFSV) December 8th. In 2011, the Government of Canada competitively selected Seaspan to be its Non-Combat Shipbuilder as part of the NSS program. Under the NSS, Seaspan will build and deliver non-combat vessels at the company’s state-of-the-art facility in North Vancouver for the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) and Royal Canadian Navy. OFSV1…

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More Than 3300 People Attend Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards Open House

More than 3300 British Columbians flocked to Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards October 1st to attend an Open House hosted by Canada’s Non-Combat Shipbuilder. During the event, attendees received an up-close look at the most modern facility of its kind in North America and witnessed the unveiling of the first vessel to be designed and built under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) – the Canadian Coast Guard’s first Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel (OFSV). “Today is a historic day for the women and men of Seaspan Shipyards as we deliver on our commitments…

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Province Applauds Seaspan as CCGS Sir John Franklin Christened

Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology Bruce Ralston joined about 3,000 people today, as Seaspan Shipyards opened its North Vancouver facility to the public for the first time, for a glimpse of the first large Canadian Coast Guard ship built in Canada since the early 1980s. Vancouver-based Seaspan Shipyards was chosen by the federal government in 2011 to build non-combat vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy. Seaspan held an open house to give the public a first-hand look at the first vessel built under the National…

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