Seaspan unveils the first ship to be built in Canada as a part of the National Shipbuilding Strategy


More than 3 thousand British Columbians came to Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards to visit an Open House hosted by Canada’s Non-Combat Shipbuilder.

Through the event, guests has an opportunity to have find out more about the most modern facility available in the North America and became witnesses of the unveiling of the first vessel to end up being designed and built as a part of the National Shipbuilding Approach (NSS) – the Canadian Coast Guard’s first Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel (OFSV).

It was a historic day for the women and men of Seaspan Shipyards as they deliver on their commitments to the Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy. “In the unveiling of the first Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel, we are affirming our long-term commitment to Canada and our leading role in the growth of a West Coast center of excellence in shipbuilding and ship repair,” Brian Carter, President & CEO – Seaspan Shipyards

“Seaspan Shipyards has created a state-of-the-art shipbuilding facility that will be producing vessels for Canada’s coast guard and navy for years to come,” said B.C. Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology Bruce Ralston. “The company’s investments are creating well-paying jobs not only in North Vancouver, but also in Victoria, the Lower Mainland and across Canada through its marine supply chain. Congratulations to Seaspan on this first of several milestones under the National Shipbuilding Strategy.”

In autumn 2011, the Canadian Government awarded Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards the agreement to create Canada’s Non-Combat ships for the Canadian Coast Coast and Royal Canadian Navy.

This work is getting a solid effect on the Canadian economy and helping to create thousands concerning jobs. Seaspan Shipyards may spend millions this yr with Canadian suppliers, in addition to has to-date committed to devoting more than $500, 000, 000 across its supply cycle on NSS-related work.