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Why you shouldn’t miss ShipTech Forum 2020
Jan17

Why you shouldn’t miss ShipTech Forum 2020

ShipTech Forum is Vanguard’s annual one-day conference, which aims to spearhead important discussions on the emerging technologies in the marine industry, as well as, provide solutions to impending issues in shipbuilding and repair. These issues will be covered by industry leaders and key personas from the Canadian Coast Guard and the Royal Canadian Navy to create impactful decisions to turn...

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ShipTech Forum in Full Throttle
Jan07

ShipTech Forum in Full Throttle

The seventh highly anticipated annual ShipTech Forum is in full throttle with speakers, agenda and other finer details being confirmed for the February 25th event in Ottawa. ShipTech Forum is a one-day conference that provides a platform to showcase emerging technologies in shipbuilding, addressing marine and shipbuilding challenges, ship repair and the advantages they provide for growth and export....

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Mario Pelletier, Commissioner, Canadian Coast Guard to speak at ShipTech Forum 2020
Jan02

Mario Pelletier, Commissioner, Canadian Coast Guard to speak at ShipTech Forum 2020

ShipTech Forum, an annual one-day conference held during the first quarter of every year, has announced its keynote speaker, Mario Pelletier, Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard.  This event facilitates meaningful dialogue between industry, government, and military so as to provide stakeholders with the knowledge and share lessons learned from a technological perspective with the aim to showcase successful...

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Canada’s Second Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship Launched
Nov20

Canada’s Second Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship Launched

A few days ago, Canada’s second Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS), the future HMCS Margaret Brooke, was launched at Irving’s Halifax Shipyard. Irving Shipbuilding was contracted by Canada to build six AOPS for the Royal Canadian Navy as part of Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). The first AOPS, the future HMCS Harry DeWolf, is in the last stage of construction...

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Sandy Thomson, second Canadian engineer to receive the Sperry Award
Sep20

Sandy Thomson, second Canadian engineer to receive the Sperry Award

George A. (Sandy) Thomson, a pilot, mechanical engineer, and innovator who has led Thordon Bearings for many years, has been named the recipient of the 2019 Sperry Award.  Sandy Thomson The Sperry Award was instituted in 1955 to commemorate the life of Elmer A. Sperry, an inventor, and entrepreneur who contributed to the advancement of many modes of transportation...

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Icebreakers and the Battle for the Arctic
Sep16

Icebreakers and the Battle for the Arctic

The entrance into St. Petersburg via boat in early April would have been difficult had it not been for Russia’s famous icebreaker ships that came through a few weeks earlier and broke up the ice, opening up safe shipping lanes. Russia’s icebreaker fleet in the Baltic Sea is a significant economic asset. But there’s another region where Russia’s expanding...

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