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    Thordon invests heavily in innovation and research and development at its Canadian facility see more

    Thordon Bearings has been awarded a contract to supply seawater-lubricated bearings for installation to the first of two modified versions of the Harry DeWolf-class of Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS). The new ships for the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) are on order and will be built at Irving Shipbuilding’s Halifax Shipyard.

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     August 08, 2023
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    Canadian Coast Guard has purchased BRNKL Rapid Deploy units from Barnacle Systems Inc. see more

    Canadians expect clean and safe waterways, and efficient response to marine hazards is a priority for the Government of Canada. Abandoned, wrecked or hazardous vessels can threaten marine environments, local communities and economies. The Canadian Coast Guard is taking action to address these vessels across the country through innovative technology.

    Today, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Joyce Murray, announced that the Canadian Coast Guard has purchased BRNKL Rapid Deploy units from Barnacle Systems Inc. Through a partnership with Innovative Solutions Canada, 39 of these remote monitoring devices are being installed on hazardous vessels across the country.  

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    Norwegian ship to replace scrapped MV Holiday Island until replacement built see more

    The federal government is paying $38.6 million to buy a Norwegian car and passenger ferry to replace MV Holiday Island, which was scrapped after an engine fire in the Northumberland Strait in 2022.

    The government announced the price tag in a news release Thursday, three months after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed negotiations for MV Fanafjord during a visit to P.E.I.

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     November 16, 2023
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    It provides independent verification and validation, as well as expert test and evaluation services see more

    Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), on behalf of the Department of National Defence, awarded a $560-million contract to Weir Canada Inc. to manage the Naval Engineering Test Establishment (NETE). The first contract will be for five years, beginning in April 2024, with options to extend for an additional 15 years.  

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     October 23, 2023
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    Improve the safety of marine mammals see more

    It’s hard to find a place that can serve as both a training ground for military ships and aircraft, and as a home to sensitive wildlife. With the help of Defence Research and Development Canada, the ocean can more safely be both. This capability was exemplified during Exercise CUTLASS FURY 2023, where defence scientists took to the seas to improve the safety of marine mammals.

    Exercise CUTLASS FURY is a biennial NATO exercise that takes place in the North Atlantic, off the coast of Nova Scotia. The exercise is an opportunity for NATO Allies to gather and put their skills to the test in a simulated tactical marine environment. This year, the exercise ran from September 10 to 22.

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     September 25, 2023
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    The company had hoped the federal government would contribute funds but that did not happen see more

    B.C. Ferries has withdrawn an application to electrify its six existing Island-class ferries, saying it will submit a new plan in coming weeks.

    It also said it wants to buy four new electric-powered Island-class vessels.

    No further information about existing and potential new vessels was revealed.

    B.C. Ferries had won approval in 2021 from the B.C. Ferry Commissioner to electrify its Island-class ferries by using on-board batteries and installing up to nine land-based rapid-charging systems.

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     September 08, 2023
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    Replacing MV Holiday Island, which burned on Northumberland Strait run last year see more

    The federal government has found a temporary replacement for the MV Holiday Island ferry on the Northumberland Strait run between Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia.

    Transport Canada is expected to buy Norwegian-flagged MV Fanafjord and have it enter service with Northumberland Ferries Ltd. in May 2024. Once the deal is finalized, the 16-year-old ship will supplement the service provided by MV Confederation while a new ferry vessel is built to carry passengers and vehicles between the two provinces.

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     August 23, 2023