Alaska Marine Lines Barge Aground in British Columbia

A container barge will spend another night aground on Quadra Island in British Columbia, Canada. The barge, named Nana Provider, was being towed by the U.S.-flagged tug Polar King when it grounded Saturday night at around 8 p.m. local time during a voyage from Seattle, Washington to Whittier, Alaska. The barge is carrying empty containers and rail cars, the Canadian Coast … [Read more...]

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 the first of three Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels (OFSV) to be built by Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards. new OFSVs will replace existing Coast Guard ships on the east and west … [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...]

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...]

Canadian Coast Guard Responds to Bulk Carrier in Distress Off Newfoundland and Labrador

The Canadian Coast Guard responded to a vessel in distress off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador on Thursday following a report that it was taking on water and losing power. The Coast Guard said it received a distress call from the Panama-flagged M/V Centennial Harmony reporting that it was in need of assistance approximately 90 nautical miles from the Hibernia offshore … [Read more...]