WorkBoat tours the City of Portland IV fireboat
Have a look at a new fireboat designed by Robert Allen in BC, built by AF Theriault in NS, and delivered to the City of Portland Maine.
Ten RAstar 3200-W ASD Tugs to be Built for the Suez Canal Authority
Robert Allan Ltd. has been awarded a new contract with South Red Sea Shipyard in Egypt for the design of 10RAstar 3200-W ASD tugs to be built for the Suez Canal Authority.
VARD and Chartwell Marine Join Forces to Deliver Revolutionary Offshore Wind Vessel
Chartwell Marine, a UK pioneer of next-generation vessel design, announces its partnership with VARD, one of the world’s leading designers and shipbuilders of specialized vessels, to introduce the Midi-SOV: a revolutionary 55-metre offshore wind craft.
Northrop Grumman to Develop New Guided Ammunition for the US Navy
The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) a development contract for the company’s newly designed 57mm guided high explosive ammunition. Designated for use with the Mk110 Naval Gun Mount, the company will test and mature the munition for qualification.
Two Collegians Receive Robert Allan Memorial Scholarships
The trustees of the Robert Allan Memorial Scholarship Trust and Robert Allan Ltd. have announced the award of two scholarships for the 2023/2024 academic year. Awards have been made to Samuel Shanks of Port Alberni, British Columbia, and Zachary Greenham of St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Glas Ocean Wins US Defense Contract
Halifax-based Glas Ocean Electric, which is developing technology to electrify boats and optimize their energy performance, has won a contract from the United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA.
Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security 2021-2022 Annual Report
Since launching in April 2018, IDEaS has been working with Canadian innovators to develop the S&T landscape, and is helping turn innovative thinking into tangible solutions for the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces (DND/CAF), as well as Canadians.
Hundreds of Derelict Vessels Removed from Canadian Waters, Coast Guard Says
The coast guard's list of wrecks now has nearly 1,500 entries, roughly two thirds of which are in British Columbia.
Where Some of the Equipment we Make/Maintain is Being Used
The Canadian Armed Forces Current Operations Map shows the operations conducted in Canadian and global waters.
The 4 Billion Pieces of Paper Keeping Global Trade Afloat
Digitization of paper document used in global trade will help prevent fraud. To address that, the UK passed the Electronic Trade Documents Act in July which enshrines digital documents with the same legal powers as paper ones. The next challenge will be getting companies to change processes that have been in place for hundreds of years.
NATO Floats Idea for Mission Module Approach to Delivering Seabed Warfare Capability
Within discussions concerning critical underwater infrastructure (CUI) security and wider seabed warfare operations, NATO officials have raised the idea of whether alliance member states could take a modular approach to capability development for CUI security by creating containerised mission module packages, using uncrewed systems, for deployment at sea.
Federal Government Looking to Cut $1 Billion from National Defence Budget
We are all aware of the challenges facing National Defence (DND) with the budget cuts issue but we noted the comment toward the end of this article stating that postponing planned equipment spending might be a result.
UNCTAD Calls for Bold Transition to Decarbonize Shipping
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has called for a “just and equitable transition” to a decarbonized shipping industry in its Review of Maritime Transport 2023 launched ahead of World Maritime Day on September 28. The agency highlights the pressing need for cleaner fuels, digital solutions and an equitable transition to combat continued carbon emissions and regulatory uncertainty in the shipping industry.
Aker Arctic Provides Ice Expertise for Canadian Polar Icebreakers
The Canadian Polar Icebreaker project, originally initiated in 2012, resumed two years ago. Aker Arctic has continued to provide its expertise in Arctic ship design to ensure the vessel meets the latest technical developments in icebreaking.