Ocean Allies Partnership Pushes for Diversity to Boost Innovation and Growth of Canada’s Ocean Sector

May 20, 2021 – During Canadian Innovation Week, May 17-21, partners on the Ocean Allies Initiative are examining the effect of diversity on innovation in Canada’s Ocean industry. A new report “Navigating Change: an examination of the current state of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Canada’s ocean sector”, prepared by Upswing Solutions and funded in part by Ocean Allies has…

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52 Asterix Crewmembers Honored

April 16, 2021 – Federal Fleet Services (FFS), operator of Canada’s leading combat support ship, m/v Asterix, announced today that 52 of its civilian crew have received the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Operational Service Medal with Expedition (OSM-EXP) for their support during Operation PROJECTION in 2019. Operation PROJECTION shows Canada’s ongoing commitment to global peace. The deployment of sailors, ships…

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Over 680 Register for Irving Shipbuilding’s Industry Day for Potential CSC Suppliers

April 21, 2021 – All 10 Provinces and one Territory were represented among the 680+ participants in Irving Shipbuilding’s virtual Industry Day, held today for potential suppliers to the Canadian Surface Combatants (CSC). The session included an overview of the CSC program, supplier opportunities, a question-and-answer session and a discussion of next steps. “Our focus is on increasing the awareness…

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52 Asterix Crew Members Honored by Canada for Exceptional Service

April 16, 2021 – Federal Fleet Services (FFS), operator of Canada’s leading combat support ship, m/v Asterix, announced today that 52 of its civilian crew have received the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Operational Service Medal with Expedition (OSM-EXP) for their support during Operation PROJECTION in 2019. Operation PROJECTION shows Canada’s ongoing commitment to global peace. The deployment of sailors, ships…

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Georges Island National Historic Site in Halifax Partially Opened

August 6, 2020 – Situated in the heart of the Port of Halifax lies Georges Island, a national historic site that reflects the rich and varied heritage of Canada. Today MP Andy Fillmore, MLA Geoff MacLellan and Develop Nova Scotia’s Jennifer Angel announced that for the first time in generations, Georges Island will be partially opened to visitors starting on…

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PCU Harry DeWolf Delivered for 2021 Commissioning

July 31, 2020 – Precommissioning Unit (PCU) Harry DeWolf was delivered today in Halifax. This ships is the first of six Arctic and Ocean Patrol Ships (AOPS) for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and two for the Canadian Coast Guard. The six ships of this class will be the first ships capable of Arctic operations since 1957. Although able to…

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SCHOTTEL Propulsion for New Berthing Tugs

April 2, 2020 – The Royal Canadian Navy has placed an order with the shipyard Ocean Industries Inc. in Quebec for new ship handling tugs equipped with rudderpropellers from SCHOTTEL. Two tugs are to be delivered to the major Canadian naval base in Esquimalt, British Columbia, and two more to the base in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Each of the four…

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