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On Watch Newsletter June 26, 2024 Edition

On Watch June 26, 2024 Edition

June 26, 2024

On Watch Newsletter Edition June 26,  2024 



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Hello all,

Welcome to another edition of On Watch! With the summer solstice in the rear-view mirror, we are now into that very busy time for so many of us all while simultaneously being challenged by the need for proper vacations for our teams. We hope that everyone manages a decent balance between the two as we progress through July and August.

We are very pleased to report that your association keeps adding to the list of members. We live in a vast country and so we aren’t always aware of the depth of expertise that exists in other regions across Canada. In this edition we are highlighting our recent new members so please take a moment to see who they are and what they do. Of course, we would be more than pleased to help make a connection too! It is very rewarding to see our membership grow, and if anyone reading this is not a member or knows of someone who would like to be a member, please join here.

One last item for those of you who have read this far, our June 12th edition of On Watch saw an incredible 45% open rate by our ~1700 recipients which is utterly amazing for an industry newsletter! We thank you for your interest and support and happily encourage you to consider placing an ad or two…

All the best!


Colin Cooke

President and CEO



New Member Spotlight

Welcome Onboard!



We are pleased to welcome our newest CMISA members:

AXYZ Routers and Wardjet Waterjets lead in manufacturing "Tailored Cutting Solutions," offering advanced CNC Routers and Waterjets serving diverse industries globally. Their machines can be found in woodworking shops, job shops, aerospace, defense, healthcare, construction and the marine industry.

Osborne Propellers Ltd. designs and delivers high-quality, durable propellers for the Canadian Maritime Industry, supported by a global supply chain and secure partnerships to meet any projects needs.

Argus Marine Group Ltd. ’s team of senior Project Management professionals excels in managing projects of all sizes, ensuring every phase—from assessment to closeout—meets all regulatory and safety standards while delivering successful outcomes.

Les Aciers Regifab Inc. For over 20 years, has designed, manufactured, and assembled welded mechanical parts for the heavy industry, offering both standard products and turnkey projects while ensuring meticulous support at every project stage.

Emar Services Inc. Established in the late 1980s, represents premier European and US marine equipment manufacturers in Canada, offering diverse products, sales and service support, and in-house engineering and project management to ensure on-time, on-budget project delivery.

Avantis North America Inc. is a global service provider and regulatory compliance expert in the marine, offshore, and power generation markets, offering high-quality international turnkey services in clean technologies, power solutions, asset optimization, and construction through advanced logistics and data-driven decisions.

Industrial Mechanical Specialties Ltd., located in Thornhill, Ontario, has been a dynamic family-owned company since 1965, specializing in steam coils, unit heaters, high-pressure water blasting, industrial spray nozzles, and custom spray solutions, serving diverse industries across North America and worldwide.







Technical Information

Uncrewed Maritime Systems

This Naval Association of Canada article will briefly discuss examples of unmanned systems in the maritime arena, and point out the challenges and concerns inherent in the employment of these systems. The changes are occurring so rapidly that this article can only provide a snapshot of what is happening in the development and use of these systems. Note that the article will generally focus on the Atlantic/Western arena and not on developments by China. It will not focus on Canada – if you are interested in what the Royal Canadian Navy is doing with regard to these systems, please see  NAC Briefing Note #17.

View Here

All Technical Info Here


Recent News

First Robert Allan Ltd. Tugs Delivered in the Philippines

Robert Allan Ltd. tugboats YT 027 and AT 010, a RAmparts 2700 and a RAmparts 3000-W respectively were successfully delivered to the Philippine Navy in May 2024. The newly completed tugs were built at Josefa Slipways Inc. in Sual, Philippines and are designed by Robert Allan Ltd. to provide support to the navy’s surface vessel fleet.

Anand Defends Hesitation to Further Invest in Defence as NATO Secretary General Arrives in Canada

Federal Treasury Board President Anita Anand, a former defence minister, says it doesn't make sense to pour vast amounts of money into the Department of National Defence until it has the capacity to spend what it's being given, adding to the debate over Canada's apparent inability to meet the NATO benchmark of spending two per cent of the country's gross domestic product on the military.

Irving Shipbuilding Awards Significant Contracts to L3Harris for Canadian Surface Combatant Program

Irving Shipbuilding has awarded L3Harris with contracts that involve the supply and installation of the Integrated Platform Management System and the Control & Instrumentation system for the new Canadian Surface Combatant vessels.

Scholarships for Students of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

A scholarship fund for students wishing to pursue a professional career in Naval Architecture or Marine Engineering was created in 1982 by a bequest from the late Robert F. Allan, noted Vancouver Naval Architect, and supported by his friends and colleagues. The deadline for applications is June 30th.

A Brief Guide to Type 26 Frigates

The Type 26 frigate, also known as the City-class frigate in the UK, represents the next generation of anti-submarine warfare vessels being developed for the Royal Navy, with variants planned for the Royal Australian Navy and the Royal Canadian Navy.

From 1 July, Heavy Fuel Oil is Banned in the Arctic

Ocean going vessels are considered a significant contributor to climate change pollution. Starting July 1, some ships in Arctic waters will no longer be allowed to burn or carry heavy fuel oils.

Royal Navy Considers Purchase of Vertical Launch Anti-Submarine

The RN has issued a Request for Information notice to industry for a future Long Range Anti-Submarine Warfare Weapon, a missile fired from a Mk41 VLS cell that can deliver a lightweight anti-submarine torpedo beyond the range of existing submarine-launched heavyweight torpedoes. A development that Canada is likely watching with interest.

Building New Ferries in B.C. Would Cost More. Is it Worth it?

B.C. Ferries will be putting out a competitive call for builders of its next seven major vessels. Building new ferries in British Columbia will cost more than if the job is done overseas but brings considerable economic benefits in terms of high-quality jobs, supply chain and competitive capability.

Canada, Germany and Norway Discussing a Security Pact to Cover the North Atlantic and Arctic

Canada, Germany and Norway are discussing the possibility of a trilateral defence and security partnership covering the North Atlantic and the Arctic — an arrangement that could be broader and deeper than previously thought.

CSSC Researchers Claim to track Fast-Moving Submarines from Above

A team of Chinese researchers claims to have found a way to track even the stealthiest attack-sub designs in the U.S. Navy, depending on their speed.

LPG as Marine Fuel with Supportive Technologies Could Deliver Significant Carbon Reductions, Report Shows

Liquefied petroleum gas as marine fuel, in combination with emissions reduction and energy-saving technologies such as onboard carbon capture and storage, could deliver a significant carbon reduction and help shipowners comply with future stringent regulations, according to a new joint report from Lloyd’s Register and the World Liquid Gas Association.

Philly Shipyard Sold to Hanwha for $100 Million

U.S. shipbuilder Philly Shipyard will be sold to South Korean conglomerate Hanwha in a deal valued at $100 million providing the Korean firm with their long sought-after yard in North America.

Fort Good Hope Barge will be Scrapped as Low Water Chaos Continues

The NWT government is abandoning another summer barge shipment with Mackenzie River water already at a record low and, if anything, expected to recede further. On Friday, the territory provided advance notice to community leaders that Fort Good Hope’s barge shipment will be canceled.

Titan Anniversary: TSB Still Doesn’t Know if Submersible Was Subject to Government Oversight

One year after a manned submersible imploded over the wreckage of the Titanic, Canadian investigators say they still don't know if the federal government provided any oversight of the doomed mission.

Shipping Container Launcher Packing 126 Kamikaze Drones Hits the Market

German defense contractor Rheinmetall is pitching a containerized launcher concept for Hero family loitering munitions, also known as other kamikaze drones, from Israeli firm UVision. The modified shipping container with 126 launch cells opens up a host of operational possibilities on land and at sea. 

Maritime Engineering Journal - Canada’s Naval Technical Forum Edition 107 Spring 2024

For those of you who aren’t following this journal, we would recommend it highly. There are all sorts of RCN technical insights to be found in it.

Made in Canada: the Sea-to-Shore Connectors Continue to Prep us for Bigger Things!

It can be challenging to find the write-ups to report good news to you every two weeks but the RCN was recently celebrating the progress of the Sea-to-Shore Connectors being built by Navamar in Montreal on X (Twitter). These will be used on the JSS vessels being built by Seaspan.

Soucy Industriel Signs a Contract for the Manufacture of 2 Barges for the Desgagnés Group

Soucy Industriel unveiled a strategic contract in the marine sector at a press conferene at the Port of Cacouna, accompanied by dignitaries, partners and stakeholders from across Quebec.

Help shape the future of the Canadian Coast Guard

The Canadian Coast Guard is looking for your feedback to inform the development of our first Long-Term Strategy, which will guide us into 2050 and beyond. We want to hear from you on what you think about the long-term goals and key actions identified in the Long-Term Strategy Discussion Paper, which is organized by four strategic pillars: Services, People, Assets, and Governance.

More News Here

HMCS Sackville

HMCS Sackville is the last surviving WWII corvette, and she needs your financial support to keep her afloat. These “cheap and nasties” were born out of a need to defend convoys from the German U-boat threat. Like their French naval predecessors, Canadian corvettes were built on an old single-hulled whaler design. We re-plated over the original steel in 2020, however Sackville requires a new hull to remain in the water for posterity.

View Website: Here



Coming Soon

MASS 2024

The 11th annual Maritime & Arctic Security & Safety (MASS) Conference will focus on the challenges and opportunities associated with northern and maritime environments. Specifically, we will dive into the topic of emerging threats and how Atlantic Canadian companies are leading the way to provide a safe, secure, and successful future for Canada, North America, and the world with their innovative products, services, and research in this three-day international event.

Date: July 17-19 , 2024

CFA 2024 Conference and Trade Show

The theme of this year's CFA Conference and Trade Show is "Navigating the waves of change".

Date: September 8-10, 2024

Quebec Shipbuilding Supply Chain Conference-Rendez-vous de la chaine d’approvisionnement de la construction navale du Québec

The annual meeting of the Quebec shipbuilding supply chain attracts experts from all sectors of the industry in addition to major prime contractors.

Date: September 16-17, 2024

More Events Here

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Current Procurement Opportunities

Request for Proposal for Pump Unit, Rotary

The RFP closes on June 17, 2024

NEW-Request for Proposal for HLVW – Spares - Assorted

The RFP closes on June 28, 2024

NEW-Request for Proposal for Ferry Refit and Dry Docking – Christopher Stannix

The RFP closes on July 8, 2024

NEW-The Request for Proposal for Aton; Buoys, Plastic

The RFP closes on July 10, 2024

Request for Proposal for Multiple VICTORIA Class Spares: Power Supply, Transmitter, Circuit Cart Assembly

The RFP closes on July 19, 2024

Request for Proposal for RCN ISTAR UAS

The RFP closes on August 6, 2024

NEW-Request for Proposal for Radar Module for TZ Pro

The RFP closes on August 28, 2024

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

This LOI closes on December 30, 2024

Request for Proposal for In Water Vessel Cleaning with Capture

The RFP closes on January 30, 2025

Request for Supply Arrangement for Charter Vessels

The RFSA closes on December 31, 2029

Request for Supply Arrangement for Small Vessel Disposal Services

The RFSA closes on March 30, 2029


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