BC Shipping News - Volume 8, Issue 10
Focus on Tugs and Workboats
Industry Insight: A fresh perspective…Bart Reynolds, President, Seaspan Marine…Reynolds has been applying lessons learned from diverse sectors in the marine transportation industry around the world, most notable, the oil and gas sector.
B.C. Tug Industry: Steady as she goes…Common challenges of finding skilled crew and a continual focus on fleet maintenance and safety underlie another “steady” year for tug operators.
Maritime Safety: TSB Watchlist 2018…A call to action on safety management and fatigue issues…”Transport Canada, operators, unions and employees all share the responsibility of preventing and managing fatigue at work. This also calls for a profound change in attitudes and behaviours…”
Shipyards: Unique project highlights strong skillset at Vancouver Drydock…For 24 days this fall, the team at Seaspan’s Vancouver Drydock kept up a busy pace to ensure work on the Silver Explorer was completed on time and on budget (which it did). As Paul Hebson tells BC Shipping News, this was no ordinary project…
Barges: Capilano Maritime and Ocean Industries collaborate on Design-Build of oil recovery barges for ECRC…The first in a series, this 61-metre barge will be used in oil spill repsonse events by Eastern Canada Response Corporation.
Data Analytics: Putting marine data to work…by Subrat Nanda. By combining advanced analytics with lessons learned from operations, progressive owners are now better able to quantify the reliability of maritime assets.
Project Management: Albion Marine Solutions - Turnkey solution provider prepares for a busy future…As 2020 nears and IMO air emission regulations come into effect, Sergiy Yakovenko, Director of Albion Marine Solutions, has been busy with fuel conversions on a variety of vessels.
Event Recap: Maritime Security Challenges Conference highlights challenges, threats and opportunities in the maritime sector…With over 180 participants representing 20 countries, this year’s MSC Conference focused on the complexity of the maritime domain with speakers touching on such topics as maritime operations in regions around the world; future fleets; and the current environmental state of the world’s oceans.
- History Lesson: Rolling down to Rio: The 10,000-mile tow of the Snohomish…by Lea Edgar, Vancouver Maritime Museum
- Legal Affairs: Smoke on the water: What Canada’s marijuana laws mean for your workplace…by Anne Amos-Stewart, Bernard LLP And much, much more!