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  • B.C. Pacific Capital Corporation recently signed an agreement to sell its wholly owned subsidiary Versatile Pacific Shipyards Inc. to Shieldings Incorporated, a private, Canadian- owned company headquartered in Toronto and Vancouver which has a number of major investments in manufacturing and other business sectors throughout Canada.

    Versatile Pacific, which is one of the largest shipbuilders and ship repairers in western Canada, operates two yards, one in Vancouver and one in Victoria. The shipbuilder has an order backlog of about C$50 million, including a C$16.4-million contract to build a hydrographic survey vessel and a C$35.1-million order for the construction of two Type 500 search and rescue vessels, and is expected to shortly sign a contract with the Canadian Government worth C$347 million to build a Polar Class 8 icebreaker.

    Shieldings is purchasing the shipbuilder with the intention of arranging significant industrial diversification to enhance and strengthen the future operations of Versatile Pacific Shipyards.

    The closing of the sale and transfer of ownership is expected in early 1989.

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  • has announced the signing of a representative's agreement with Pumps & Power Ltd. of Vancouver, B.C., a major supplier of pumps and compressors in Western Canada. Pumps & Power is headed by president Robert Hardman who states, "We are manufacturers as well as distributors, and have approximately 30

  • marine industry experience to his new position and was most recently a regional sales manager for Samson Ropes throughout the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. Mr. Vaughn will manage Bird-Johnson's marketing and sales efforts in connection with their Seattle operation marine propeller product lines

  • deck or from the wheelhouse. The vessel is designed to be operated by a crew of two, with a fully automated engine room. Robert Allan Ltd. is one of western Canada's most experienced firms of consulting naval architects, operating continuously in Vancouver since 1930. The firm has established a reputation

  • of Japanese shipbuilding technology to Canada to be used in Dome's proposed new Canadian shipyard. The new shipyard is an integral part of Dome's Western LNG Project to sell British Columbia LNG to Japan. At least half of the LNG vessel construction will be done in the new yard. With this Agreement

  • purchase will provide Canadian Pacific with an opportunity to participate in the large and growing volume of trade between the United States and Western Europe to complement its Canada-Europe service now being operated by CP Ships. The other shareholders of Dart Containerline are Compagnie Maritime Bei

  • vessels. The new ship, which will be known only as Hull 212 until its official christening next October, has been specially equipped to transport western Canadian coal, which is expected to be an increasingly important cargo on the Great Lakes in coming years. With an overall length of 730 feet,

  • The Power Transmission Division of Western Gear Corporation, Lynwood, Calif., has entered into a license agreement with Rademakers Aandrijvingen, B.V. of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The agreement gives Western Gear's Power Transmission Division the right to manufacture and sell Rademakers epicyclic

  • The Power Transmission Division of Western Gear Corporation, Lynwood, Calif., has entered into a license agreement with Rademakers Aandrijvingen, B.V. of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The agreement gives Western Gear's Power Transmission Division the right to manufacture and sell Rademakers epicyclic

  • indicated that LNG from Canada will significantly assist Japanese efforts to diversify their LNG sources. It is anticipated natural gas from western Canadian fields will be liquefied in a plant to be located on the west coast of Canada for marine shipment to Japanese receiving terminals. It

  • to take full advantage of the economies of the large ships. "This new arrangement will enable us to provide a more competitive and cost-effective Western Europe-Canada container service," said a spokesman for the lines. The coordinated service is expected to be fully operational by late summer of

  • anchors, Atlas crane, Beaufort Canada liferafts, Zodiac lifeboats and boarding boats, and John Manly closures. Deck covering was supplied by Raeco Western, and paint by International Marine Coatings. The new vessel, named after former Federal Fisheries minister James Sinclair and christened by his

  • MN Jul-19#58 PRODUCTS
ABB’s Onboard Microgrid for 
Small Vessel Fuel)
    July 2019 - Marine News page: 58

    PRODUCTS ABB’s Onboard Microgrid for Small Vessel Fuel Economy ABB’s compact DC-based power distribution system offers hybrid power ef? ciencies to smaller ves- sels. The new Onboard Microgrid is based on the ABB power distribu- Natural Gas Sensing Capability tion system Onboard DC Grid with

  • MN Jul-19#39 REGULATORY REVIEW
boundaries.” Regarding process, GLC)
    July 2019 - Marine News page: 39

    REGULATORY REVIEW boundaries.” Regarding process, GLC thinks that solving lent cooperation and communication” between the two agen- ballast water issues will require a “more nuanced dialogue” cies. As an example, she cited the recent EPA/Coast Guard than exists within standard public comment processes, e.

  • MN Jul-19#38 REGULATORY REVIEW
“Ballast water is a policy that has 
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    July 2019 - Marine News page: 38

    REGULATORY REVIEW “Ballast water is a policy that has in many ways eluded the Basin for decades and one that is worth getting right. The Commission strongly urges the US and Canada to ? nd a way to work together with the Great Lakes Basin community to develop smart, durable and consensus-based

  • MN Jul-19#14 INSIGHTS
You have been quoted as saying, “Prior to every)
    July 2019 - Marine News page: 14

    INSIGHTS You have been quoted as saying, “Prior to every major adoption of technology in the US inland river market there is a perfect alignment of opportunity and solution.” Tell us why inland operators are ? nally ready for hybrid and/or electri? cation of propulsion. Just as the diesel engine

  • MR Jun-19#58 This directory section is an editorial feature published)
    June 2019 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 58

    This directory section is an editorial feature published in every issue for the convenience of the readers of MARITIME REPORTER. A quick-reference readers’ guide, it includes the names and addresses of the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of all types of marine machinery, equipment, supplies and

  • MR Jun-19#45  tons of the raw material from western Australia, in 
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    Carriers, iron ore giant, was estimated to have shipped 274 mil- which does rank among the top ? ve owners (with 104 lion tons of the raw material from western Australia, in Source: Poten & Partners vessels) says, on its website, that it “….normally oper- the year ending June 30, 2018. COMPANIES & SITUATIONS

  • MR Jun-19#18  random, disconnected  iconic western symbol. they generate)
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    to the development of an research in wind turbines and the power be pushed aside, from Exxon Valdez to solar. These aren’t random, disconnected iconic western symbol. they generate.” ruinous strip mines to Three Mile Island opportunities. Like all progress, these Important lesson: technological devel-

  • MR Jun-19#10  until four days after the  Western Europe, provoked fresh)
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    village. Ebola, with its isolated infectious from four days before symp- occurrence in the United States and toms appear until four days after the Western Europe, provoked fresh reac- patient is symptom-free. Symptoms in- tions. Other illnesses, such as avian ? u clude fever, cough, runny nose, in

  • MT Jun-19#57 The Marine Institute’s Centre for Marine Simulation offers)
    June 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 57

    The Marine Institute’s Centre for Marine Simulation offers high-? delity, state-of-the-art technol- ogy, 360-degree visuals, and motion systems. The Centre can replicate specialized oil and gas operations including anchor handling on the Hibernia Offshore Operations Simulator. programs that range from

  • MT Jun-19#55 Icebreaker design research is carried out in the ice tank)
    June 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 55

    Icebreaker design research is carried out in the ice tank at the Marine Institute, St John’s, Newfoundland. The Marine Institute’s Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Resources works with ? sheries around the world using a combination of numerical simulation, physical modeling in its ? ume tank, and

  • MT Jun-19#29 T  e game has changed 
Of  shore Survey Vessels are Ready)
    June 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 29

    T e game has changed Of shore Survey Vessels are Ready for Faster Sensors By Jamie Sangster, CEO, LeeWay Marine n 2009 I wrote a thesis on the use of unmanned sys- are increasingly con? dent in the data harvested by these ma- tems for defense applications. At that time, the three chines. I watched

  • MT Jun-19#18 Tech Notes Canada
GeoSpectrum  
Specialist Acoustic)
    June 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 18

    Tech Notes Canada GeoSpectrum Specialist Acoustic Components By Tom Mulligan artmouth, Nova Scotia based acoustics spe- Components designed and manufactured by the company cialist company GeoSpectrum Technologies are tested with a range of on-site equipment to ensure these Inc, a producer of underwater

  • MT Jun-19#16 Tech Notes Canada
MarineNav ROVs for Marine Inspections
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    June 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 16

    Tech Notes Canada MarineNav ROVs for Marine Inspections By Tom Mulligan arineNav, located in Montague, Prince Ed- company’s ROV components are manufactured in-house at ward Island, Canada, has been showcas- its Montague premises. ing its latest technologies and equipment MarineNav manufactures a number of

  • MT Jun-19#8 Technology New & Notable
Subsea Visualization:  Sonardyne)
    June 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 8

    Technology New & Notable Subsea Visualization: Sonardyne Tech for Seabed “You never miss anything” Observatory At the Offshore Technology Confer- A new seabed observatory is to be ence 2019 (OTC) in Houston this year deployed offshore Vancouver, Canada, Sidus Solutions and Vantrix unveiled using long

  • MT Jun-19#2 June 2019 Vehicles
Contents
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20  MUMs)
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    June 2019 Vehicles Contents Volume 62 • Number 5 20 MUMs (& daughters) of invention Sea nymphs and MUMs are inspiring a new generation of underwater systems and vehicles. By Elaine Maslin Hydrographic Survey 28 Game Changer Offshore survey vessels are ready for faster sensors. By Jamie Sangster, CEO

  • MT Apr-19#56 Products Imaging
SubC Imaging Remote Ocean Systems SIDUS)
    April 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 56

    Products Imaging SubC Imaging Remote Ocean Systems SIDUS Solutions, LLC ROS is an ISO-9001-2008 certi? ed company with a 28,000 sq. ft. research and manufacturing facility dedicated to producing products. Its product line includes underwater video cameras, lights, rugged pan and tilt positioning

  • MT Apr-19#23 and when you add a higher tempera- stars keep urchins)
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    and when you add a higher tempera- stars keep urchins under control,” ture to that, it kills faster, causing a said Joseph Gaydos, senior author on bigger impact.” the paper and director of UC Davis’ Fisheries depend on nearshore kelp SeaDoc Society program. “Without forests to form a healthy environmen

  • MR May-19#90 This directory section is an editorial feature published)
    May 2019 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 90

    This directory section is an editorial feature published in every issue for the convenience of the readers of MARITIME REPORTER. A quick-reference readers’ guide, it includes the names and addresses of the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of all types of marine machinery, equipment, supplies and

  • MR May-19#43  made by different suppliers. 
Western Norway to Kirkenes in)
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    with unique chemistry Kystruten. The liners will operate from Bergen in rigs,” Hauso says, admitting that quietly, Corvus made by different suppliers. Western Norway to Kirkenes in the near arctic. has had 190 energy storage projects on the go, in- Blue Whale marine ESS will roll out to the cruise That

  • MR May-19#42  by 
integral part of western Norway’s mari- time charged)
    May 2019 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 42

    a newly solar” designs is ESS, with batteries this emissions down to 0.5 parts per million. integrators, “clustered” and incubated by integral part of western Norway’s mari- time charged by photovoltaic cells im- “As far as we know, the regulation Maritime CleanTech and government. time clusters. bedded

  • MR May-19#37  Greenland, Svalbard, Iceland, Western Europe, and the Americas)
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    in more than 30 countries ranging across the globe from the Arctic to the Antarctic and including cruises in Norway, Greenland, Svalbard, Iceland, Western Europe, and the Americas. In an exclusive interview with Maritime Reporter and Engineering News, Dan Skjeldam, the company’s CEO, emphasizes the

  • MR May-19#29  Haugesund, a sleepy town in Western  rules apply below 62)
    May 2019 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 29

    of NMA principal surveyor, Svein Erik ships in the fjords. Until then, the IMO-recognized sulfur cap Enge, who we meet in Haugesund, a sleepy town in Western rules apply below 62 degrees North latitude, and after January Norway being transformed into Norway’s “clean-tech” cluster. 1, 2026, the area above

  • MN May-19#56 . He holds  all ports in the Western Hemisphere 
ration, was)
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    international for their dedicated efforts on behalf of Counsel at Crowley Maritime Corpo- and US ? agged tanker ? eets. He holds all ports in the Western Hemisphere ration, was elected Vice Chairman. As a USCG Masters license, a BS in Busi- and for the enrichment of the mari- AWO celebrates its 75th

  • MN May-19#30 , it was quickly deter-
moving western U.S. river on a chilly)
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    and the ISTRACTION USPECTED These conditions were indeed prevalent in the swift dock to which it was tied. Ironically, it was quickly deter- moving western U.S. river on a chilly late autumn night mined by testing that the oil producing the sheen came as a workboat left the safety of its riverside dock