Seaspan and BC Ferries celebrate the success of the Baynes Sound Connector

Seaspan and BC Ferries celebrate the success of the Baynes Sound Connector

The cable ferry connecting Denman Island and Buckley Bay was built by Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards in North Vancouver Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) celebrates the third successful year of service of the Baynes …
May 10, 2019 /  Vessels
BC Ferries celebrated Earth Day with the return of the Spirit of Vancouver Island

BC Ferries celebrated Earth Day with the return of the Spirit of Vancouver Island

Vessel returns to service after a mid-life upgrade including a conversion to natural gas Just in time for Earth Day, the Spirit of Vancouver Island (see also CruiseMapper) returned to service last Thursday (Apr 18) …
Apr 22, 2019 /  Vessels
BC Ferries-owned Spirit of Vancouver Island converted to LNG

BC Ferries-owned Spirit of Vancouver Island converted to LNG

Spirit of Vancouver Island (see also CruiseMapper) owned by BC Ferries, has been converted at Remontowa Shiprepair Yard SA. On 28 February 2019 the ferry departed from the yard following the completion of a mid-life …
Mar 14, 2019 /  Vessels
SEA\LNG Welcomes First North American Port Member

SEA\LNG Welcomes First North American Port Member

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has joined SEA\LNG, the multi-sector industry coalition aiming to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel. The Vancouver Fraser Port …
Mar 8, 2019 /  Curious
Update: APL VANCOUVER En-route to Singapore

Update: APL VANCOUVER En-route to Singapore

APL VANCOUVER is now en-route to Singapore. The vessel was cleared for departure on February 12th following inspections by the Salvage team and Class surveyor. Caption: Container ship APL Vancouver - Image courtesy …
Feb 13, 2019 /  Accidents
Incident on board APL Vancouver - UPDATE

Incident on board APL Vancouver - UPDATE

Situation on board APL VANCOUVER is progressing favourably and is under control. Shore support and firefighting tugs have been deployed under the oversight and assistance of a Vietnamese coast guard vessel on site. …
Feb 6, 2019 /  Accidents
Fire breaks out on container ship APL Vancouver (Video)

Fire breaks out on container ship APL Vancouver (Video)

APL, operator of the container vessel APL Vancouver (115,060 dwt, built 2013) reports that a fire broke out in one of the cargo holds whilst the vessel was on passage from Shekou to Singapore on, 31 January at …
Feb 4, 2019 /  Accidents
North Vancouver company awarded contract for work on naval supply ships

North Vancouver company awarded contract for work on naval supply ships

Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) has awarded Jastram Engineering Ltd. (Jastram) of North Vancouver, British Columbia, a contract valued at more than $3.7M for work on Canada’s new Joint Support Ships (JSS). Jastram …
Nov 7, 2018 /  Naval
Growth across most sectors drives record mid-year results at the Port of Vancouver

Growth across most sectors drives record mid-year results at the Port of Vancouver

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority Tuesday released the 2018 mid-year statistics for goods moving through the Port of Vancouver, Canada. Overall cargo through the port increased 4.4 per cent to 72.1 million metric …
Aug 16, 2018 /  Curious
Vehicles carrier Orca Ace calls Port of Vancouver USA on her maiden voyage

Vehicles carrier Orca Ace calls Port of Vancouver USA on her maiden voyage

The Port of Vancouver USA welcomed the M/V Orca Ace, commanded by Capt. Yury Golovatyuk of Russia, on her maiden voyage Aug. 8. Caption: Photo credit: Port of Vancouver USA   Capt. Golovatyuk and his …
Aug 13, 2018 /  Vessels