Fleet Weekend in North Vancouver

On the last weekend of April, the Royal Canadian Navy and Maritime Forces Pacific will host a Fleet Weekend in Vancouver, with a variety of attractions and activities for all ages. On Friday, April 29, HMCS Vancouver, HMCS Calgary, HMCS Brandon, HMCS Edmonton, and three Orca Class Patrol Training Vessels will berth alongside Burrard Dry Dock Pier in North Vancouver…

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Seaspan Launches Immersive Visualization Platform

Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) has launched its new HoloShip facility, an immersive visualization system that enables Seaspan and the Canadian marine industry community to access a virtual reality environment to develop, integrate, test and demonstrate new digital twin capabilities and transform how ships are built, constructed, and maintained. Modern shipbuilding and through-life support are rapidly evolving with integrated use of digital…

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Seaspan Shipyard Celebrates 10th Anniversary of NSS/NSPS

Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) is proudly celebrating ten years of building ships for Canada under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) and National Shipbuilding and Procurement Strategy (NSPS). On this day in 2011, Seaspan was selected as Canada’s long-term strategic shipbuilding partner to construct large, non-combat vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy. As a result of the NSS…

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Former Naval Officer Bonnie Henry Launches CCGS John Cabot in North Vancouver

On Friday, July 3, under strict COVID-19 public health requirements and protocols, Dr. Bonnie Henry, British Columbia’s Provincial Health Officer, joined a small number of Seaspan Shipyards employees and special guests to break the customary bottle of champagne against the bow of the future CCGS John Cabot, officially launching the third state-of-the-art Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel (OFSV) for the Canadian…

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Next Batch of AOR Funding Announced

June 15, 2020 – The Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Minister of National Defense announced that Federal Government has taken an important step toward replacing lost replenishment capability for the Royal Canadian Navy by awarding a performance-based contract to Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards for the full construction of two Berlin Class replenishment ships. Valued at $2.4 billion (including taxes),…

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