Canadian Coast Guard Among Vessels Fined for Speeding in Gulf of St. Lawrence

The Government of Canada has issued fines against six vessels, including two Canadian Coast Guard ships, for breaking mandatory speed limits in the Gulf of St. Lawrence meant to protect endangered right whales. The fines were imposed against the commercial ships MSC Diego, Oslo Bulk and Isola Celeste, the private yacht Princess Ashita, and the CCGS Cape Edensaw and CCGS Cap … [Read more...]

Canada Announces Plans for Six New Icebreakers

The Government of Canada has announced plans for the construction of six new icebreakers for the Canadian Coast Guard. The new vessels will replace existing vessels in the Coast Guard’s aging fleet of icebreakers. The government has issued an ‘Invitation to Qualify’ which will establish a short list of pre-qualified shipyards eligible for submitting a formal proposal to … [Read more...]

Improper Securement Led to Rescue Boat Fall from British Columbia Ferry – TSB of Canada

The incorrect securement of a rescue boat led to its uncontrolled fall from the passenger ferry Queen of Cumberland during a drill in Swartz Bay, British Columbia in 2018 resulting in two injuries, a Transportation Safety Board of Canada investigation into the incident has determined.  On April 18, 2018, the crew members on the Queen of Cumberland, operated by … [Read more...]

Seaspan Delivers First Large Vessel Built Under Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy

British Columbia-based Seaspan Shipyards has delivered the first Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel (OFSV), the CCGS Sir John Franklin, to the Canadian Coast Guard. The CCGS Sir John Franklin is the first large vessel to be built and delivered to the Government of Canada under the National Shipbuilding Strategy. The National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy is a … [Read more...]