Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Pipeline repair
Offshore

Canada Invokes 1977 Treaty Over Great Lakes Pipeline Repairs

By Nia Williams (Reuters) – Canada on Monday invoked a 1977 treaty with the United States to trigger bilateral negotiations over Enbridge Inc’s Line 5, escalating a long-running dispute over...

October 5, 2021
Total Views: 2830

Thursday, September 23, 2021
Alaska cruise ship in port
Cruise Ships

Senator Murkowski Introduces Bill to Exempt Large Alaska Cruises from the Passenger Vessel Services Act

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) has officially introduced new legislation today to provide a permanent exemption from the Passenger Vessel Services Act for foreign-flagged cruises to Alaska. The Cruising for...

September 23, 2021
Total Views: 2338

Thursday, September 16, 2021
Cruise Ships

U.S. Senator Murkowski Planning Legislation To Permanently Exempt Alaska Cruises From The Passenger Vessel Services Act

U.S. Senator for Alaska Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) has announced new legislation to permanently exempt cruises between the Lower 48 and Alaska from the Passenger Vessel Services Act (PVSA). The Passenger...

September 16, 2021
Total Views: 30498

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Windoc Ship Smoking
Evergreen

Windoc Incident – Story Behind YouTube’s Most Chilling Video

In August 2001 the Bulk Carrier Windoc was lined up on the Welland Canal’s Bridge 11 in Ontario Canada. After receiving the flashing amber approach light indicating that the bridge...

September 14, 2021
Total Views: 12594

Tuesday, July 6, 2021
port vancouver
Shipping

British Columbia Wildfires Impacting Canadian Exports and Imports

By Marcy Nicholson and Natalie Obiko Pearson (Bloomberg) — Hundreds of rail cars have been halted by wildfires that damaged tracks in western Canada during the region’s severe heat wave, creating...

July 6, 2021
Total Views: 2691

Thursday, May 6, 2021
CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent
Shipbuilding

Canada Promises Two Arctic Icebreakers in Pre-Election Job Boost

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA, May 6 (Reuters) – Canada on Thursday promised to build two Arctic ice breakers and create hundreds of jobs in two politically influential provinces that will...

May 6, 2021
Total Views: 1834

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
port of montreal strike
Ports

Trudeau Tries To Force Montreal Dock Workers To End Strike

By Sandrine Rastello (Bloomberg) Canada is planning legislation to end a general strike at the Port of Montreal that’s bound to worsen congestion at other sites and add to global...

April 27, 2021
Total Views: 1935

Monday, April 26, 2021
port of montreal strike
Ports

Dockworkers Begin Strike at Port of Montreal

MONTREAL, April 26 (Reuters) – Dockworkers at Canada’s second-largest port on Monday began their second strike in less than a year, as business leaders urged Ottawa to quickly end a walkout they...

April 26, 2021
Total Views: 1535

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Port of Montreal
Ports

Worker Strike Looms at Port of Montreal

By Marcy Nicholson and Sandrine Rastello (Bloomberg) — The biggest port in Eastern Canada may be seeing disrupted shipments if dockworkers and their employers can’t agree on a new union contract....

March 23, 2021
Total Views: 2308

Monday, March 8, 2021
Cruise Ships

Alaska Senators Propose Passenger Vessel Services Act Waiver to Save State’s Cruise Tourism

Alaskan Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) have introduced legislation to help the Alaskan tourism industry by providing a waiver of Passenger Vessel Services Act (PVSA) restrictions for cruise...

March 8, 2021
Total Views: 5560

Friday, September 25, 2020
Maritime News

Canada Gives $238 Million to Newfoundland and Labrador’s Offshore Oil and Gas Industry

The Government of Canada will provide CAD $320 million (USD $238 million) to support offshore oil and gas industry jobs in Newfoundland and Labrador amid the slump in the oil...

September 25, 2020
Total Views: 53

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
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Maritime News

U.S. Federal Maritime Commission Launches Investigation Into Canadian Ballast Water Regulations

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission has formally launched its into claims that Canada’s pending ballast water regulations will unfairly hurt U.S.-flagged vessels. The launching of the investigation follows a petition...

June 17, 2020
Total Views: 22

Friday, September 6, 2019
Maritime News

Business of Shipping: Trade Dispute Helps Lift Volumes at Ontario’s Port of Thunder Bay

By Ira Breskin THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO– The deepwater port here will modestly increase volume this year by offering shippers attractive transit options for international cargo displaced by trade disputes. “With...

September 6, 2019
Total Views: 8

Thursday, August 29, 2019
CCGS Sir John Franklin
Maritime News

Canada’s First Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels Enters Service with Coast Guard

The Government of Canada has officially dedicated into service the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Sir John Franklin, the first large vessel built under the National Shipbuilding Strategy. The vessel is...

August 29, 2019
Total Views: 127

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
LNG Canada
Maritime News

Seaspan Joint Venture Awarded LNG Canada Tug contract

A joint venture involving partnership between Vancouver, Canada-based Seaspan and the Haisla First Nation has been awarded a contract to design, build and operate escort and harbor tugs for LNG...

August 28, 2019
Total Views: 17

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
right whale
Maritime News

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...

August 14, 2019
Total Views: 21

Monday, August 5, 2019
CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent
Maritime News

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...

August 5, 2019
Total Views: 62

Monday, July 29, 2019
Queen of Cumberland
Accidents

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...

July 29, 2019
Total Views: 92

Friday, July 26, 2019
right whale
Maritime News

Canada Fines Vessels $7,800 Each for Breaking Gulf of St. Lawrence Speed Limit

The Canadian government has imposed fines on two ships for breaking mandatory speed limits set in the Gulf of St. Lawrence meant to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales from...

July 26, 2019
Total Views: 24

Friday, June 28, 2019
CCGS Sir John Franklin
Maritime News

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...

June 28, 2019
Total Views: 38