Europeans Wade into Fighting Seabed Threats with Drones and Sensors
Analysts consider seabed warfare a growing national security discipline with influences from submarine warfare, countermine operations and harbor protection.
Irving, Ottawa Finalize Deal for New Coast Guard Ships
Irving Shipbuilding and the federal government have finalized a contract to build two additional Arctic and offshore patrol ships customized for the Canadian Coast Guard with a cost of $1.6 billion.
DND Awarded Concordia University Researcher $1M to Develop New Strategies Against Cyberattacks
Concordia University researchers have secured $1 million in funding through the IDEaS program to develop solutions to safeguard Royal Canadian Navy vessels against cyberattacks.
IACS Updates Wave Data Underpinning Structural Rules
The International Association of Classification Societies has Updated the Wave Data Which Underpins Many Classification Society Calculations.
2022 Saw Total of 35 Methanol-Fuelled Ship Orders
35 methanol-fuelled ships were ordered in 2022, meaning that 82 are now on order or in operation. Methanol is seen by many as a less costly alternative to LNG systems.
A Plan to Plug Gaps in the Continent’s Arctic Defence Shield Faces Roadblocks
The article looks at the issue broadly but there are noteworthy comments on the ocean tech front that we wanted to bring to our readers attention.
Shipbuilders Near and Far Line Up for Latin American Naval Upgrades
Latin American countries are seeing a resurgence in naval shipbuilding and European yards have taken notice. Plus, we know that some of our Canadian colleagues have been in attendance as well!
Seafarers Desperately Need Training to Handle Explosive Lithium-Ion Batteries
Transporting potentially explosive lithium-ion batteries on vessels is dangerous and there is a need for consistent training methods for dealing with fires caused by these batteries.
Green Ferry Could Pilot in Three Rivers
A hydrogen fuel cell propulsion system being designed by Aspin Kemp Associates (AKA) could be used in a ferry service between various ports in Trois Rivieres for both tourists and locals.
B. C. Seeks Feedback on First Coastal Marine Strategy
The B. C. government is seeking public input on the first step of the development of a coastal marine strategy.
Canadian Coast Guard Accepts Delivery of Two More Bay Class High-Endurance Search and Rescue Lifeboats
The CCG has accepted delivery of the 13th and 14th search and rescue lifeboats, built by Hike Metal Products Ltd and Chantier Naval Forillon; these vessels will be used to assist in marine environmental response operations.
First Steps in Electrifying Gabriola Island-Nanaimo Ferry Service Underway
BC Ferries have submitted an application to the B.C. Ferry Commissioner to begin exploring charging capacities on the Nanaimo Harbour to Descanso Bay route, along with the run between Campbell River and Quadra Island.
USCG Receives Authorization for New Great Lakes Heavy Icebreaker
Contained within the massive new National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023 is the start of a program to add a new heavy icebreaker for the U.S. Coast Guard to operate on the Great Lakes. The vessel would increase the Coast Guard’s capacity and supplement an aging fleet that plays a vital role in the commercial trade on the Great Lakes.
New Lock at the Soo Reauthorized in WRDA 2022 at $3.219 Billion
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District New Lock at the Soo Project in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan is reauthorized in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) 2022 on Dec 23, 2022. The project reauthorization amount is $3.219 billion.
Emergency Towing Vessels: Providing a Lifeline to Safety for Ships in Distress Around the World
Clear Seas’ survey finds that while some countries invest in a dedicated fleet of emergency tugs to rescue a ship in distress, others rely on help from tugs in the vicinity.
What’s It Like Being on an Icebreaker Ship? ‘It Will Shake Your Fillings Loose”
Assisting ships, rescue missions and track-making are all in the job description for icebreakers. The crew and vessels put in roughly 5,000 employment hours from December to April.
Tsunami of Small Business Owners Planning to Exit, Putting $2 Trillium on the Line
Three in four small business owners plan to exit their companies in the next decade, adding urgency to the need for solid succession plans, something to consider given the high volume of small businesses in the marine sector supply chain. This is an issue that will affect many businesses in our sector.
Training Gen Z in the Marine Industry
Training Gen Z new hires can will require providing them with engaging and immediately beneficial experiences to help them find their places in marine industry workplaces.
Labour of Love: Cloverdale’s Yvon Lehoux Builds Replicas of Canadian Warships
When Yvon Lehoux couldn’t find kits to build replica warships, he built them himself from the hull up, using blueprints.