Atlantic Towing and Irving Donate to BC Marine Education

March 18, 2021 – Atlantic Towing Limited (ATL) is pleased to announce two recurring financial awards for Indigenous students enrolled in Camosun College’s Bridge Watch Rating and Culinary programs. Camosun College is a community college located in Greater Victoria, serving approximately 19,000 students. The awards will provide financial assistance with tuition and living expenses, work placement opportunities and full-time employment…

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Ultra Invests in Nova Scotia Sonar Center of Excellence

March 16, 2021 – Following the recent announcements by Ultra of contract awards for the Hull Mounted Sonar (HMS) and Variable Depth Sonar (VDS) subsystems on the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program, the Ultra Group has confirmed a significant additional strategic commitment to Canada, committing potentially in excess of $20 million of new investment to transform its Dartmouth NS site…

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Virtual Naval Battle Improves Health of Personnel in Halifax

March 16, 2021 – A virtual naval battle based on the Canadian sea shanty Barrett’s Privateers has provided the platform for engaging naval staff from CFB Halifax to improve their physical and mental health through daily physical activity and peer support. Written by Stan Rogers, the song’s 10 verses describe a young sailor being enlisted by Captain Barrett to “sail…

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Seaspan Subcontracted Over $1 Billion to Canadian Firms for AOR Program

As the COVID-19 pandemic creates a critical need to sustain jobs and drive economic recovery across the country, Seaspan Shipyards announced that it has awarded more than $1 billion in contracts to date to 140 Canadian companies from coast to coast that are supporting design and construction of two Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) Ships for the Royal Canadian Navy. Seaspan…

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Canada’s Largest Port has Strong 2020 Cargo Volumes

March 1, 2021 – The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority today released the 2020 year-end statistics for goods moving through the Port of Vancouver. Overall, cargo through the port increased by 1% from 144.2 to 145.5 million metric tonnes (MMT) over the same time last year, with new annual records set for grain, potash, and container trade. “During what was most…

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MDA Awarded First Production Contract for Planned Canadian Surface Combatant Project

February 23, 2021 – MDA today announced that it has been awarded an initial contract with an expected production value of more than CAD$60 million on the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) project. Lockheed Martin Canada has contracted MDA to provide the Laser Warning and Countermeasure (LWCM) System that will protect the ships against laser and optical guided threats. MDA’s Canadian-built…

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