COS Weekly Newsletter
The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau has announced that Transport Canada has acquired a new addition to its National Aerial Surveillance Program's aircraft fleet. Through the Government of Canada's Oceans Protection Plan and the Whales Initiative, a De Havilland Dash 8 aircraft was acquired to increase the capacity of the program. This Program's marine surveillance missions include detecting oil spills and other marine pollution, and monitoring ship and endangered whale movements. Over the next two years, the Dash 8 will undergo modifications to become a maritime patrol aircraft. The aircraft will be equipped with specialized maritime surveillance systems that are currently used on Transport Canada's existing fleet. Transport Canada is also building a new National Aerial Surveillance Program Complex in Iqaluit, Nunavut, to support northern operations.
Feb. 4 - Cargo Logistics Canada Conference
Feb 17 - Family Day | COS Office Closed
Feb. 26 - PACMAR/NANS Committee Meeting
Feb. 27 - Vancouver Shipping Lunch
Feb 28 - COS Annual General Meeting
Feb. 11 - VGE Board Meeting
Mar. 5 - VMAA Board of Directors Meeting
Ship of the Week
The newest addition to the Bridgemans Service Group fleet is a 22m multi-purpose workboat, Haisla Northwind. This Eurocarrier is the first of its kind in Western Canada and is a multi-purpose vessel, providing support services for Boskalis dredging program.
In December of 2018, Bridgemans Marine Transport LP (BMT) and the Haisla Nation formed a joint venture partnership under Bridgemans Kitamaat Joint Venture. Offering passenger transportation, and marine survey vessels to support contractors working with the projects in Kitimat, B.C. A core part of the Bridgemans’ mission continues to be a socially-responsible and community-conscious effort to link the success of the Company with that of its employees. To date, 55% of all working hours have been provided by our First Nations crew members, with Haisla alone accounting for 41%. Along with the experience on vessels, is a comprehensive program for training and certification, targeted for both new and advanced mariners. A new vessel not only allows Bridgemans to expand operations, but raises up an entire group of mariners to fill the ranks.
Type: Utiility Vessel
DWT: 130 tonnes
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