Federal Government Buying Norwegian Ferry as Interim Replacement on N.S.-P.E.I. Run
The federal government has found a temporary replacement for the MV Holiday Island ferry on the Northumberland Strait run between Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia. Transport Canada is expected to buy Norwegian-flagged MV Fanafjord and have it enter service with Northumberland Ferries Ltd. in May 2024.
Why Shipping Should be Worried About Soaring Ocean Temperatures
The world’s oceans have been breaking surface temperature levels almost weekly. Such high temperatures could bring extreme weather to shipping routes and ports and cost the industry billions.
Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) Program Update: Counter Uncrewed Aerial Systems (CUAS) Sandbox 2024
The Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program is preparing for the next CUAS Sandbox in 2024. The Call for Applications (CFA) is now open. As CUAS technology rapidly evolves, we are on the hunt for the latest CUAS developments with specific interest in kinetic, laser, microwave, and other hard-kill solutions.
Heddle Shipyards Welcomes Mohawk College Students for Skills Program
Heddle Shipyards has teamed up with Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario for the Try-A-Trade: Ship Repair and Fabrication Program. The training program through Mohawk College covers technical skills development, health and safety training, literacy and basic skills assessment, as well as employability skills development.
Halifax to Host Inaugural Fleet Week this September
The inaugural Halifax Fleet Week is coming to town this September as a celebration of the people who make sacrifices for us every day through their service at sea, with more than 1,200 sailors from across the world attending.
Quebec’s Maritime Workforce: A Current Picture
The Comité sectoriel de main-d’oeuvre de l’industrie maritime (CSMOIM) has just released the latest version of its Diagnostic sectoriel de main-d’oeuvre. This study, conducted every three (3) to five (5) years in order to have up-to-date data on the maritime sector, tells us that 15,228 direct jobs and approximately 8,200 indirect jobs are created by the Quebec marine industry to date.
Marine Essentials Curriculum Development Project
Nova Scotia Community College is developing and delivering nine unique credit courses for the marine, aerospace and defence sector. The courses address critical gaps in existing graduate profiles for jobs in these sectors.
FMFCS: An Inside Look into Docking and Undocking Evolutions
The first half of 2023 was incredibly busy for the Fleet Maintenance Facility Cape Scott (FMFCS) with the docking and undocking of various vessels. Only about a quarter of this year’s docking/undocking evolutions were initially planned. As Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) vessels age and demand more maintenance, the need for docking/undocking evolutions increase.
Steel Cut for Rizhao Port’s Two New Tugs
A steel cutting ceremony was held earlier this month for a pair of new tugs being built for Rizhao Port, Shandong Province, China. The two Robert Allan Ltd. designed RAmparts 3700 ASD tugs are being built at the facilities of Rizhao Gangda Shipbuilding Heavy Industry Co. Ltd.
Corvus Awarded Battery Supply for the World’s Largest Battery Electric Ship
Corvus Energy, the world’s leading provider of zero-emission solutions for the maritime industry, is pleased to announce that the Company has been selected by technology group Wärtsilä to supply the battery systems for the world`s largest 100% electric lightweight Ro-Pax ferry.
Wärtsilä to Supply Propulsion for Brazilian Navy’s Polar Vessel
Wärtsilä announced it has been tapped to supply the main power generation and power conversion system for a new 103.16m Antarctic Support Vessel being built for the Brazilian Navy at Brazil’s Estaleiro Jurong Aracruz shipyard.
Three Shipowners Take on a New Absolute Zero Emissions Challenge
Three shipowners have accepted to take up the absolute zero emissions challenge posed by the Zero Emissions Ship Technology Association (ZESTA), a global industry body representing technologies and fuel providers who are already committed to absolute zero.
When blue fuels masquerade as green
An opinion piece musing over the identification challenges that may arise regarding new fuels.
The Titan Submersible Disaster was Years in the Making, New Details Reveal
To many in the tight-knit deep-sea exploration community, OceanGate’s submersible dives were reckless and often dangerous. This article shows how classification societies help to keep us all safe