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On Watch Newsletter May 11, 2022 Edition

On Watch May 11, 2022 Edition

May 11, 2022




  • CMISA Updates
  • Sponsor Profile Spotlight
  • Marine Sector News
  • Upcoming Events
  • Procurement Opportunities
  • Marine Careers



From Colin's Desk



We are less than one week away from our very first face-to-face CMISA AGM for members which will be held on May 16th, the night before Mari-Tech gets underway in Niagara Falls, and I am so thrilled to meet you in person again! If you are intending on joining us, please register so that we know who is attending. If any of your colleagues are attending the show and would like to join us on Monday evening, kindly make sure that they are aware of the opportunity and get them registered too.

You may recall the Member Spotlight we published in On Watch at the end of March, featuring Marine Transportation Services Syncrolift in Hay River, NWT. Currently Hay River is experiencing flooding, and some residents are being evacuated. Our thoughts are with the people of Hay River, who are stepping up for each other and are doing what they can to support and save their community.

We are happy to announce that CMISA member Duke Marine Technical Services is one of our AGM sponsors. Please read more about Duke Marine’s expertise in recruitment in shipbuilding – we all know how challenging it is at the moment to find qualified staff and Duke brings deep relationships and decades of experience to support you in shoring up your ranks.

We are very pleased to welcome our newest members Barnacle Systems Inc and New Way Diesel to the CMISA family! 

Should you wish to become a member of CMISA and enjoy attractive benefits like our Member of the Week promos and newsletter member spotlights as well as our in-person AGM and reception, please reach out to us at    

Finally, as always, please take note of our new 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!

Stay safe and I am looking forward to seeing you soon,  


Colin Cooke

President and CEO





Sponsorship Profile Spotlight:

Duke Marine Technical Services




Duke Marine Technical Services is a highly specialized firm focusing on high demand industries: shipbuilding and oil & gas. From all corners of the shipbuilding sector, we have heard of labour shortages and about how difficult it is to find qualified candidates. This is where Duke Marine comes in with its 20-years of established and strong relationships with people and companies. Duke Marine understands the unique needs of its clients and helps them find the best talent available, from entry-level positions all the way up to executive roles.

Duke Marine was founded over 20 years ago by Sonia Logue and her father, John. As shipbuilding in Canada has started to flourish once again, Duke Marine is proud to help staff projects such as the Royal Canadian Navy’s Joint Support Ships and the Canadian Coast Guard Polar Icebreakers. Many people who work in the sector bring strong family and community connections to shipbuilding. Duke Marine understands this passion for shipbuilding that runs through these families and communities, passed along from generation to generation. What is particularly rewarding for Duke Marine is to have the children of some of the company’s first clients reaching out today to Duke Marine to help find careers in the sector. This speaks to the deep relationships that Duke Marine has forged and draws upon to find the candidates each opportunity needs.

Duke Marine is proud to reflect strong Canadian values and is 100% Canadian. Duke Marine is female-led and operated, and actively promotes women, members of Indigenous communities, and transitioning military members to bring the very best talent, diverse viewpoints, and life experiences forward.

We are very pleased to acknowledge Duke Marine as a sponsor of CMISA’s AGM and we thank them for their support!




Recent News


Port of Halifax Offering Incentives to Reduce Vessel Emissions

The Halifax Port Authority recently joined the World Port Climate Initiative as an Incentive Provider with the International Association of Ports and Harbors’ Environmental Ship Index and is now offering incentives to container and RoRo vessels that voluntarily register and meet ESI’s requirements in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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Ulstein Unveils Molten Salt Reactor Ship to Foster Zero Emissions

Norway’s Ulstein has launched Ultein Thor, a vessel design that features a Thorium Molten Salt Reactor that can generate vast amounts of clean, safe electricity that will allow cruise ships to recharge at while sea.

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Assessing Shipping Risk in Canada

This report discusses marine shipping risk in Canadian and transboundary waters.

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Seaspan Shipyards Named Canada’s Top Defence Company for 2022

For the first time in the 18 years that the Canadian Defence Review’s annual survey has been published, Seaspan Shipyards has taken the #1 ranking.

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HMCS Toronto arrives at Davie Shipyard

The Halifax-class frigate HMCS Toronto has arrived at Davie for a major Docking Work Period.

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When Launches Go Wrong

Although exciting to watch, vessel launches are highly complex and challenging operations that can go dangerously wrong.

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Ontario Announces $8.7 Million for Heddle Shipyards

Local Hamilton MPP Donna Skelly announced Ontario government funding for investments in equipment and training for 300 Heddle employees on cutting edge equipment.

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‘The History is Not Lost. It’s Very Much Alive’: African Nova Scotian Seafaring Project Launched

The stories and contributions of African Nova Scotians to marine industries is the focus on a new collaborative project between the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic in Lunenburg the Black Loyalist Heritage Centre in Birchtown and the Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia in Halifax

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Launch of Hybrid-Electric Vessel Set to Usher in New Era of Electromobility at Sea.

A first of its kind hybrid-electric vessel designed for Arctic tourism has been launched.

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Uncontrollable Monsters on the High Seas

Larger big bulk carriers can be very difficult to manoeuvre in difficult places or unpredictable weather conditions.

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US Coast Guard Proposes Purchase of Existing Icebreaker as Arctic ‘Bridging Strategy’

The US government is intending on purchasing an existing privately owned U.S. icebreaker.

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Coming Soon


CMISA Annual General Meeting 2022

We are thrilled to invite all of our members to come join us and participate in our first in-person Canadian Marine Industries and Shipbuilding Association Annual General Meeting.

Date: May 16, 2022

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Mari-Tech 2022 Conference and Exhibition

Mari-Tech was created by the Canadian Institute of Marine Engineering (CIMarE) in 1976 and is the premier event for the marine engineering community in Canada.

Date: May 17-19, 2022

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Corrosion Detection in Ships (CDIS)-Sandbox

Due to delays caused by the COVID pandemic, this is the third Call For Applications for this sandbox and it is open to all innovators, including those that did not previously apply.  All previous applications are not being reconsidered under this new call.  If you previously applied you must submit a new application form as described in this call, emphasizing that there are several changes to the application form and selection process.

Date: April 25-May 20, 2022

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Greentech 2022

Maritime & Arctic Security & Safety Conference. 

Date: June 8-10, 2022

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Current Procurement Opportunities


Request for Proposal for Hydro-Acoustics to Locate Cod Spawning Aggregates and Trawls to Collect Biological Samples to Characterize the Aggregation

The RFP closes on May 12, 2022

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Notice of Proposed Procurement for Wharf Reconstruction – Little Harbour

The NPP closes on May 12, 2022

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Request for Proposal for a Modular Dock

The RFP closes on May 13, 2022

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NEW- Request for Proposal for the CCGS S.W. Grenfell – Chain Hauler

The RFP closes on May 16, 2022

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NEW- Notice of Proposed Procurement for Wharf Reconstruction-Savage Harbour, Prince Edward Island Structures

The NPP closes on May 17, 2022

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Notice of Proposed Procurement for CCGS Griffon: Piping Descaling

The NPP closes on May 17, 2022

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NEW- Notice of Proposed Procurement for One 9-9.5m GRP RHIB with Cabin & Trailer

The NPP closes on May 18, 2022

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Notice of Proposed Procurement of Wharf Reconstruction – Frenchman’s Cove, NL

The NPP closes on May 19, 2022

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NEW- Notice of Proposed Procurement for CCGS Traverse Generator Set

The NPP closes on May 20, 2022

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Request for Proposal for Multiple Valves for Boat Davit System & Dock Crane Assembly (Halifax Class Ships)

The RFP closes on May 24, 2022

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NEW- Notice of Proposed Procurement for Landing Craft Vessel

The NPP closes on May 27, 2022

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NEW- Request for Information for Low-Carbon Intensity Marine Fuel

The LOI/RFI closes on May 30, 2022

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NEW- Request for Proposal for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) Nuclear Vessel Safety Program (NVVSP)

The RFP closes on May 30, 2022

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NEW- Letter of Interest/Request for Information for Naval Engineering Test Establishment 3

The LOI/RFI closes on May 31, 2022

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NEW- Request for Proposal for Vessel Charter

The RFP closes on June 1, 2022

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Notice of Proposed Procurement for Diesel Gensets – CCGS Earl Grey

The NPP closes on June 2, 2022

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Request for Proposal for Multiple VICTORIA Class Spares – Hoses

The RFP closes on June 6, 2022

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NEW- Notice of Proposed Procurement for the CCGS McLaren M.M.V-Drydocking & Storage

The NPP closes on June 7, 2022

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NEW- Notice of Proposed Procurement for In Water Vessel Cleaning

The NPP closes on November 1, 2022

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Request for Supply Arrangement for Charter Vessels

The RFSA closes on December 31, 2029

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