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Vancouver Shipyards

Constructing Largest

Building Berth In B.C.

By the end of this year, Vancou- ver Shipyards, North Vancouver,

British Columbia, will have com- pleted the largest shipbuilding berth in the province. The full size of the building berth when com- pleted will be 600 feet by 120 feet and will give the yard the capabili- ty of building ships up to 50,000 deadweight tons, with beam mainly limited by the capacity of the Pana- ma Canal.

The new berth and support facili- ties will be installed on six acres of land immediately adjacent to the present Vancouver Shipyards oper- ations at the foot of Pemberton

Avenue. The new facilities will cost approximately $3,000,(XX), and will increase employment by 150.

The vessels built at the yard to date have mainly been barges, tugs and small ferries. The new facilities will enable the yard to build much larger vessels, including deepsea tankers and cargoships, large fer- ries, large barges, and offshore oil drilling rigs.

Vancouver Shipyards moved in 1967 from a small yard in Vancou- ver to their new larger plant in

North Vancouver. The first year, the yard was only engaged in re- pair work. However, a steel shop for new vessel construction was

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Patent Scaffolding Co. The dependable service company added in 1968. The first vessel con- structed by the yard was completed in the fall of 1968, and the business has continually expanded since that date. On February 15, the tug Sea- span Crusader was delivered to her owners, and was Hull 47 built by

Vancouver Shipyards.

Vancouver Shipyards Co. Ltd. and its associated company, Sea- span International Ltd., in the tug and barge transportation and ma- rine salvage business, are part of the 'Genstar Limited Group of 'Com- panies. Genstar Limited manufac- tures and sells cement, building ma- terials, chemicals and fertilizers, and is engaged in land development, housing, construction, tug and barge transportation, 'shipbuilding and ship repairs, and venture capi- tal.

Sembawang Shipyard

Names Ernest Ware

General Manager 2125 Center Avenue, Fort Lee, N.J. 07024

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Ernest S. Wore

Ernest S. Ware has been appoint- ed general manager of Sembawang

Shipyard Limited, succeeding R.A.

Hooker. Mr. Ware is on second- ment from Swan Hunter (Interna- tional) Limited of U.K., which had its management agency agreement with the Yard extended for an ad- ditional period of five years from

November 30, 1973.

Prior to being appointed to this position, Mr. Ware was with the

Cunard Steamship Company as technical manager responsible for the repair, maintenance and tech- nical operation of passenger ships —including the^Queen Elizabeth II —refrigerated cargoships, and con- tainerships.

A marine engineer by profession, he started his career as an appren- tice engiiie fitter in H.M. Dock- yard, (Portsmouth, England, in 1948. After over 10 years of seago- ing experience up to chief engineer, he joined the Swan Hunter Group in 1966, and was sent to 'Malta Dry- docks as ship repair manager.

In 1968, Mr. Ware was appointed marine manager with the Keppef

Shipyard in Singapore—then under

Swan Hunter Management—and he remained in that position until 1971, when he joined Cunard


Mr. Ware's background of serv- ice in senior management positions in ship repairing establishments, as well as shipowners companies, equips him to provide a fuller serv- ice to the marine industry in Singa- pore. 26 Maritime Reporter/Engineering News

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