Available Nautical Bursary

November 14, 2022

Applications are invited from qualified students for the fall 2022 Nautical Professional Education Society of Canada bursaries. There will be five C$1,500 bursaries awarded to applicants enrolled in Nautical Science or Marine Engineering courses of a minimum length of 250 hours at a training institution approved by Transport Canada and registered with the British Columbia government. For more information and to make an application please visit the web site at…

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SAAM’s electric tugs to operate in Vancouver

October 27, 2022

It is with great pride that Robert Allan Ltd. shares that SAAM Towage Canada has signed a construction contract with SANMAR Shipyards to add two new state-of-the-art battery electric tugs to their operations in Robert Allan Ltd.’s “homeport” of Vancouver, British Columbia (BC), Canada. This exciting development aligns perfectly with the Port of Vancouver’s stated goal to become the world’s most sustainable port as well as the city’s own goal…

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Canada – Marine Personnel Regulation Proposed Changes

February 8, 2022

A Message from the Canadian Institute of Marine Engineering’s Honourary President on Marine Personnel Regulation Proposed Changes Hello Fellow Members of CIMarE Many of you will know that Transport Canada Marine Safety and Security is engaged in a major re-write of the Marine Personnel Regulations (MPRs). The stated goal is to align Canadian Regulations with the requirements of the International Maritime Organization’s Standards for Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers…

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ABB selects Corvus Energy battery for Crowley eWolf all-electric tug

January 7, 2022

Seattle, USA and Bergen, Norway – August 30, 2021 – Corvus Energy is pleased to announce that it has been selected by ABB Marine & Ports to supply the energy storage system for the all-electric tug eWolf by Crowley Maritime Corporation. The vessel will be installed with 6.2 MWh of Corvus Orca Energy battery, which will become an essential part of the complete integrated electrical propulsion system delivered by ABB. …

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Steerprop to Deliver the Azimuth Propulsors to a Series Of Ramparts Tugboats

January 7, 2022

The contract for the six SP 20 WD azimuth propulsion units, delivering 1,610 kW of power each, was signed in April 2021 and will be delivered in Q3 2021. “The Robert Allan designed RAmparts 2300_UZM tugs with 50+ ton of Bollard Pull are very efficient and agile tugs, providing a lot of performance in a compact package”, says Donato Agostinelli, Sales Manager at Steerprop. “Since the tugs will be operating…

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Three zero-emission harbour tugs mark Corvus Energy’s 500th project order.

January 7, 2022

Bergen, Norway and Vancouver, Canada, October 13, 2021— A pioneer of lithium-ion battery technology in maritime applications, Corvus Energy is proud to announce a major milestone for the company: the 500th project order. The order is the largest in Corvus’ history and is for the supply of the 5,288 kWh batteries for each of three zero-emission harbor tugs. The tugs will be built by Sanmar Shipyards for delivery to HaiSea…

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Western Maritime opens campus on “Mainland”

December 7, 2020

We are happy to inform you that WMI is on the mainland. Our new campus is strategically located at Unit 217, 9801 King George Blvd, Surrey, right by the Skytrain station.  You are curious? Take a look – click here Courses are now being offered starting with the Marine advanced First Aid – Dec. 14-18, 2020 followed by Ship Construction and Stability Level 3 & 4 starting January 4th, 2021….

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Piracy and robbery way up!

July 28, 2020

Fifty-one Incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia reported to ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre from January to June 2020 Number of incidents is almost double compared to the same period in 2019 ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ISC) today released its Half-Yearly Report 2020 (January to June). Highlights of the Report, whose information is verified by the respective government agencies, also known as ReCAAP Focal Points, and regional…

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