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On Watch Newsletter December 7, 2022 Edition

On Watch December 7, 2022 Edition

December 7, 2022

On Watch Newsletter Edition December 7, 2022 



  • CMISA Updates
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  • Technical Feature
  • Marine Sector News
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  • Procurement Opportunities
  • Marine Careers

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From Colin's Desk 



Hello all,

It’s truly hard to believe that we are mere weeks away from the holidays! So much to do… At my end, I’ve just returned from my first International Workboat Show in New Orleans. The Canadian presence was exceptional and the highlight of the event for me was seeing our member MetalCraft Marine win Workboat of the Year! It was a truly rewarding moment being there in-person and watching one of our members win a well-deserved international award.

Creating connections and highlighting each other’s successes is a big part of what we do here at CMISA, and it’s great being able to do this in person again. Gaining visibility and networking is part of why marine display producer Nauticomp is a member with us as well. A small Canadian company punching above its weight, Nauticomp is well-positioned to succeed in the international market with its unique, rugged displays perfectly designed for challenging marine environments. We were pleased to discuss Nauticomp’s value proposition to Canadian and international markets with long-time employee Doris Holden. During her time with the company, she has seen tremendous growth and opportunity with the rise of shipbuilding in Canada.

Now that we are all out and about more at meetings and conferences, we are also acquiring new members who see the value in being part of a national association. We’ve included some information about our wide array of members in this edition. It’s been a real pleasure to meet so many of you, and a huge welcome to our newest members.  And if you are not yet a member, but would like to be, we encourage you to sign up here!

If you are reading On Watch for the first time thanks to it being passed along to you, you are welcome to sign up for future editions here –  it’s free and we never share your emails with anyone. We publish our newsletter every two weeks and bring you news, procurement opportunities and features that pertain to our sector. Please take note of our Job Board and a) take advantage of it if your company has an opening and b) send links to friends and family so that we can attract new people into our sector. We all need the help!  

Colin Cooke

President and CEO



Member Spotlight

Nauticomp Inc.

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Nauticomp is a small, highly specialized Canadian company that produces marine displays and monitors built to withstand the harshest of marine environments.  There are not many companies that can provide this level of sophisticated display in Canada or abroad, and business continues to grow for Nauticomp, who are expanding to include cruise ships, commercial vessels, and yachts on top of working with both the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Coast Guard already. For a small company, this growth is quite an achievement and speaks volumes to the value customers get from Nauticomp.

And while the Nauticomp displays are of exceptional quality, what really stands out for clients is the support and service provided, according to long-term Nauticomp team member Doris Holden. Customer support is very important to the team, and as soon as a customer calls, someone is there to assist them. The team spends a lot of time developing custom solutions for clients. Following this, their support extends across the country, and it’s not unheard of for someone to jump on a plane to go help a client. Service like this goes a long way to alleviate any stress that clients may be experiencing, who appreciate the reliability of the products and the impressive response when they have questions.

Doris, like others on the team, enjoys the work environment and the feeling of family at Nauticomp. It’s a very flexible work environment, and, as Doris puts it, “People wonder why I love my job so much. I’ve been here for a long time, and I see all the extras that my colleagues do that no one knows about. Everyone here gives 100% effort and are so engaged; it really makes a difference.”

In an industry that has been traditionally dominated by men, Doris feels her perspective and insights are valued by the open-minded management at Nauticomp. There is balance in the discussions and approaches to solving problems, and the respectful environment has allowed her to thrive. As there are now more and more talented women entering the sector, Doris is full of admiration for how hard they have worked to get where they are and how they are taking advantage of the exciting opportunities that are opening up everywhere.

For a small company like Nauticomp, being part of CMISA allows them to connect with the wider marine sector and to increase their exposure. “It’s really fantastic to make these connections, and for other Canadian companies to learn more about what we do right here in Canada,” Doris explains. “We value our membership and the fact that it puts us out there more.” As their business continues to grow, we expect to hear a lot more from Nauticomp in the very near future.


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Technical Information

Increasing Uptime by Quickly Comparing As-Designed, As-Built, and As-In-Service Models

At C&C Marine & Repair a joint SSI and Cupix solution is helping the shipyard understand what was installed and when.


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Recent News


MetalCraft won the 2022 WorkBoat of the year

WorkBoat recognized the 10 Significant Boats of 2022 and named its Boat of the Year at an awards ceremony at the International WorkBoat Show yesterday. The 2022 Boat of the Year is the Monjed 2, an 85'x26'x12' fire boat built by Metalcraft Marine for the Kuwait Fire Force. The boat was designed by Walker Marine Design Ltd.

Nova Scotia company awarded tender to dispose of the MV Holiday Island

An Antigonish, N.S., company has been awarded the tender for the removal and disposal of the MV Holiday Island. R.J. MacIsaac Construction received the contract for more than $1.6 million, officials with Public Services and Procurement Canada told CBC News.

Vard Marine to Design Landing Craft Tank for the Bangladesh Navy

Vard Marine Inc. has been awarded the contract to design a 70m Landing Craft Tank by Khulna Shipyard Ltd. for the Bangladesh Navy.

Thales to Open New West-Coast Facility to Support RCN’s AJISS Program

A land blessing ceremony was performed on the traditional territories of the Me’le’xelf Mustimuhwfor which will serve as the site of the future Thales Canada facility, which will to support the Royal Canadian Navy’s AJISS Program.

Keel Laid on Canadian Coast Guard’s Newest Science Vessel at Ceremony in Vancouver

A keep laying ceremony was held at Seaspan Shipyards for the CCG’s future Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel.

Unlocking the Value of the Digital Ship: Genoa Design International Announces Partnership with Datifex

3D modeling, design and digital ship company Genoa Design International an immersive 3D web application pioneer Datifex have announced a partnership to use technology to modernize how ships are built, operated and maintained.

Resurrected Davie Shipbuilding Aims to Become North America’s Most Modern Shipyard

Investments in Davie Shipbuilding ten years ago have yielded results as the yard has secured major Royal Canadian Navy and other contracts and is now conducting research and development on using synthetic fuels to propel power plants on lakers.

B.C. Shipyard Looks at Requirements to Build New Ferries

B.C.’s largest shipbuilder, North Vancouver-based Seaspan, is examining the requirements to pre-qualify to build four new Island-class vessels for B.C. Ferries in order to leverage the shipbuilding capability, capacity, established supply chain and workforce it the yard had built up over recent years.

FedDev Ontario Supports Tourism Projects in Kingston, Frontenac, Lanark, Lennox and Addington

$9.8 million has been awarded for projects that support community infrastructure enhancements, tourism recover and economic development in Kingston and surrounding regions, which include the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes in Kingston.

Fiona Displaced, Damaged Hundreds of Aids to Navigation in Atlantic Canada

Repair work is underway after the powerful storm damaged nearly every port on the East Coast.

BMT Unveils New Crew Transfer Vessel Design at International WorkBoat Show

BMT introduced its new 32-metre crew transfer vessel, which features a larger deck area, increased load capacity, and superior seakeeping ability to facilitate crew transfers.

Irving Shipbuilding Successfully Launches Canadian OPV HMCS William Hall

The future Royal Canadian Navy Harry DeWolf-class offshore patrol vessel, MHCS William Hall, has been launched and will be used for patrol and support Canada’s Arctic regions.

Port of Belledune eyes nuclear technology to develop Green Energy Hub

Here is a follow up to a news item that we noted a couple of months back as the Port of Belledune has stepped up to explore the possibilities of nuclear technology.

Will US supply Australia with AUKUS subs?'That's not going to happen,' key US lawmaker says

As Canada considers its next submarine, nuclear powered versions might be tough to come by even if that’s what we might like to purchase.

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Evolution Through Technology and Talent--For thousands of years, people have used the water to transport cargo from one place to another. Naturally, with the advent of new technologies and growing workforce knowledge bases, the maritime industry has evolved significantly. However, as we progress further into the digital era, technology and talent are driving change at a rapidly increasing pace. The industry is not only seeing vast improvements in safety, efficiency, and environmental sustainability, but also many new opportunities and challenges for further growth.

Date: April 18-20, 2023

Canadian Women in Ocean Industries Leadership (CWOIL) Conference

The Conference will bring together 200+ ocean professionals in the ocean sector, including representation from equity seeking groups: 2SLGBTQ+ community; Indigenous communities; persons with disabilities; and racialized people.  The CWOIL initiative aims to attract, develop and retain a robust, diverse and inclusive talent pipeline that includes women from all origins to enable and accelerate Canadian innovation, research and technology development, and market and export leadership, in ocean industries.

Date: May 9-11, 2023

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GreenTech is the not-to-be-missed event of the year for anyone interested in the maritime industry, green technologies, and innovation in sustainable maritime transportation.

Date: June 12-14, 2023

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Current Procurement Opportunities

Request for Proposal for Hoist, Chain

The RFP closes on December 12, 2022

Request for Proposal for CCGS G. Peddle Drydocking

The RFP closes on December 13, 2022

NEW-Request for Proposal for Mooring Inspection and Repairs Small Craft Harbours Pacific Region

The RFP closes on December 13, 2022

Notice of Proposed Procurement for Expansion Joint, Pipe

The NPP closes on December 13, 2022

Notice of Proposed Procurement for Actuator, Hydraulic-Pneumatic, Linear

The NPP closes on December 13, 2022

NEW-Request for Proposal Dot Peen Marking System

The NPP closes on December 13, 2022

NEW-Request for Proposal for Sea Water Valves

The RFP closes on December 14, 2022

Request for Proposal for CCGS S.W. Laurier - Refit

The RFP closes on December 14, 2022

NEW-Request for Proposal for Recipient Audits for Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliaries

The RFP closes on December 15, 2022

NEW-Advanced Contract Award Notice for AN/SSQ-62F (GPS) DICASS Sonobuoys

The ACAN closes on December 15,2022

Request for Proposal for Valve, Solenoid and Parts Kit, Ball Valve

The RFP closes on December 15, 2022

Request for Information for the Disposal of the Vessel Lynda Hindman

The RFI closes on December 16, 2022

Request for Proposal for VICTORIA Class Battery Commissioning Kit & Instrument Spares

The RFP closes on December 16, 2022

NEW-Request for Proposal for Dry Docking and Shipyard Refit of the Joe Casey Ferry

The RFP closes on December 19, 2022

NEW-Request for Proposal for Loud and Clear – Assured Naval Radio Communications in Complex Electromagnetic Environments

The RFP closes on December 20, 2022

Request for Proposal for Elbow Hose

The RFP closes on December 20, 2022

Request for Proposal for Solenoid Valve W8482-230976/A

The RFP closes on December 20, 2022

Request for Proposal for Solenoid Valves W8482-230977/A

The RFP closes on December 20, 2022

NEW-Notice of Proposed Procurement for Hose Assembly Set, Non-Metallic

The NPP closes on December 21, 2022

Request for Proposal for 40 HP Outboard Motors

The RFP closes on December. 22, 2022

Request for Supply Arrangement for – Small Boats

The RFSA closes on December 22, 2022

Request for Proposal for Motor/Pump Subassembly, Hydraulic

The RFP closes on Dec. 28, 2022

Request for Proposal for Valve, Gate

The RFP closes on Dec.28, 2022

NEW-Request for Proposal Gasket Set Special

The RFP closes on Dec.28, 2022

NEW-Request for Proposal for Boat Trailers, Mixed

The RFP closes on January 5, 2023

NEW-Notice of Proposed Procurement for Fluid Coolers

The NPP closes on January 6, 2023

NEW-Request for Proposal for Multi Band Satellite Simulator System

The RFP closes on January 9, 2023

NEW-Notice of Proposed Procurement for Valve, Safety Relief

The NPP closes on January 9, 2023

NEW-Request for Proposal for Deep-Water Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV), ROV Pilots, Navigation and Camera Services in Support of Ocean Science for Marine Conservation for DFO Canada

The RFP closes on January 10, 2023

Request for Proposal for Multiple Victoria Class Spares: Purifiers, Valves, Adapter, and Gaskets

The RFP closes on January 11, 2023

Request for Proposal for Multiple Victoria-Class Spares – Communication, Electrical and Electronic Equipment Components

The RFP closes on January 23, 2023

NEW-Request for Proposal for the CCGS Martha L. Black Drydock

The RFP closes on January 25, 2023

NEW-Request for Proposal for Multiple Victoria-Class Spares: Tee, Pipe; Value, Solenoid; Gasket; Switch, Pressure

The RFP closes on January 25, 2023

NEW-Request for Proposal for Canadian Inventory Surveys of Marine Spark Ignition Engines, Vessels, and Off-Road Recreational Vehicles

The RFP closes on January 25, 2023

NEW-Request for Information for Strategic Tanker Transport Capability (STTC) Project in Service Support Virtual Industry Engagement Session

The RFI closes on January 31, 2023

Request for Proposal for BioFuels Demonstration for Marine Vessels

The RFP closes on February 15, 2023

Request for Proposal for Multiple Victoria-Class Spares – Valve, Safety Relief, Switch Box

The RFP closes on March 31, 2023

Request for Proposal for In Water Vessel Cleaning

The RFP closes on May 2, 2023

NEW-Request for Information for Naval Inshore Support Vessels

The RFI closes on August 1, 2023

Request for Proposal for Disposal of 25 Vessels at Campobello Island

The RFP closes on November 23, 2023

Letter of Interest/Request for Information for Marine Procurement Outlook Presentations Mari-Tech 2022

The LOI/RFI closes on December 30, 2024

Request for Supply Arrangement for Charter Vessels

The RFSA closes on December 31, 2029




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