Canadian company Seaspan Marine have announced that it has entered into a 5-year, multi-million dollar agreement with SeaWays Global, a Portsmouth-based provider of marine training and tugboat simulations.
As part of this partnership, SeaWays will offer sophisticated, competency-based marine training and tugboat simulation in support of the Seaspan’s ship escort, ship assist and towing services.
Bart Reynolds, President of Seaspan Marine said: “We are thrilled to be able to bring this one-of-a-kind, world-class training program to BC. This partnership demonstrates our long-term commitment to leadership and excellence in our safety and environmental performance, and we believe the program will set a new benchmark for everyone operating in our marine environment.”
Neil Sadler, Managing Partner of SeaWays Global said: “We are very proud to be partnering with Seaspan to deliver this program right here in North Vancouver. Seaspan’s commitment to providing high-quality training is going to be key to the continuous safe and effective operation of modern tugboats in BC’s busy marine environment, and I have no doubt it will provide a significant competitive advantage.”
Seaspan’s investment commitment totals over $6 million and includes the installation of a multi-console tugboat simulator at the company’s North Vancouver Pemberton Campus. In addition, the program will see the implementation of on-going simulator and live vessel training programs for its tug masters, who operate vessels in Vancouver Harbour, on the Fraser River and along the BC coast.