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Global seafarer officer shortage climbs to record levels

  Officer supply shortfall has reached a record high and is not expected to improve, leading to manning cost inflation, according to the latest Manning Annual Review and Forecast report published by global shipping consultancy Drewry. The 2023 officer availability gap has widened to a deficit equating to about 9% of the global pool, which represents a

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Forty officer cadets graduate from Canadian Coast Guard College

  Sydney, NS – The Canadian Coast Guard College celebrated its 54th graduating class of 40 Officer Cadets from across seven different provinces. Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, honoured the graduating class of 2023 during a ceremony on June 3 at the Canadian Coast Guard College in Sydney. Minister Murray

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Port of Vancouver launches 7th ECHO Program to protect whales

  The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority-led Enhancing Cetacean Habitat and Observation (ECHO) Program has launched its seventh season of large-scale threat reduction measures to support the recovery of at-risk whales, such as the endangered southern resident killer whales. To reduce threats to whales such as underwater noise and ship strikes, more than 60 marine transportation organizations have

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Robin Silvester resigns as CEO of Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

  Vancouver Fraser Port Authority CEO Robin Silvester announced today that he will be leaving the port authority after more than 14 years leading the organization. “It is time for a new challenge for me, and to make space for a new leader at the port authority after the recent federal environmental assessment approval of the

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Heddle Shipyards and Team Vigilance launch next generation offshore patrol vessel tailored to future needs of Royal Canadian Navy

  St Catharines, ON – The Team Vigilance partner companies Vard Marine Inc, Heddle Shipyards, Thales Canada, SH Defense, and Fincantieri, have launched the Vigilance Class Offshore Patrol Vessel. Intended to satisfy projected future demands under the second pillar of the Government of Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy, the Vigilance Class vessels will replace the Kingston Class Maritime Coastal

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The 79th cohort graduates from the Institut maritime du Québec

  Rimouski – The graduation ceremony for the 79th cohort of the Institut maritime du Québec (IMQ) took place on May 27. In the presence of MNAs Maxime Blanchette-Joncas and Maïté Blanchette Vézina, Rimouski Mayor Guy Caron, families, friends, staff and partners from the maritime industry, fifty-two graduates received their college diplomas in naval architecture,

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