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  • Lessons from Zim Kingston

Zim Kingston just doesn’t want to go away

Zim Kingston might be last year’s news, but the reality is that the ship is probably nowhere near departing the west coast of Canada. Some of you might might still be interested in the container ship’s troubles, which persist, like the COVID. In mid October, 2021, the ship encountered heavy seas off the coast of Vancouver Island, and several stack of containers collapsed, spilling 109, 40 foot containers into Canadian…

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

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

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.

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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Fednav goes to space

I have long been interested in the links between money, “hard work”, and power in Canada, so when I stumbled upon a story of a person paying an astronomical amount of money to be one of those space tourists, my interest was aroused. A “philanthropist” going to space has certainly been a weird trend of late, where the only thing more out there than space, is the egocentricity. This is…

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The $1.5 million dollar deckhand

The Trans Mountain pipeline was / is a project in Canada, that takes Alberta oil sands oil to a marine terminal in Burnaby, in the neighboring province of British Columbia (BC). With very little benefits to BC, and significant risks, it was overwhelmingly rejected by the public in that province. As a result, the Federal Government which campaigned on being a climate friend, paid a handsome price to the American…

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Google to lay Topaz in Port Alberni

International mega super corp Google, is setting down some critical communication infrastructure in sleepy harbour town of Port Alberni, in British Columbia. Nestled at the end of the Alberni Inlet, in Barkley Sound, about half way up the west coast of Vancouver Island, on Canada’s west coast, Port Alberni and nearby Bamfield have a long and storied history with connecting Canada with the world via underwater communication cables. The area…

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Federally regulated workplace

Working on a ship in Canada, or in Canadian territorial waters, comes with a unique set of regulations, which are not the same as most other Canadian workplaces. Typically, you work for an employer who conducts business in a province, that province generally regulates and enforces those regulations, which applies to that workplace. For instance, worker disability programs (worker’s compensation in case of an accident), in the province of British…

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