Kotug Canada, a partnership between Kotug International and Horizon Maritime Services, has entered into a mutual benefits agreement (MBA) with the Sc’ianew First Nation, an Indigenous community in British Columbia. The MBA aims to provide seafarer training, establish an operational base, and create a floating docking facility in support of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP). The agreement includes the refitting of an existing barge to serve as a breakwater and berthing facility for escort tugs and an emergency response vessel. The partnership also involves training Sc’ianew community members in safe tug operations and marine response, while promoting respect for the coastal environment. The MBA allows the Sc’ianew First Nation to participate in the marine economy within their traditional waters and pursue economic opportunities while protecting their lands and cultural heritage.