British Columbia is seeing an unprecedented level of investment in ports, terminals and infrastructure to support Canada's growing trade with Asia. Each project helps create a more competitive environment for our ports and more jobs for communities throughout Western Canada.Read More
Shipping is the most efficient means of moving cargo worldwide, with ships carrying more than 90% of global trade by water. As ships transit through many jurisdictions and can cross several boundaries in one voyage, the international governance of shipping is essential for industry to maintain a degree of consistency and global acceptance.Read More
While international shipping has embraced the use of new technologies to enhance the mariner's toolkit for safe navigation, ships still look to our professional marine pilots to assist in the safe navigation of vessels along our coast and in the Fraser River. The requirements for the safe navigation of ships are embodied in the Canada Shipping Act 2001 and other key pieces of marine-related legislation in Canada.Read More
Tankers have been calling BC ports for several decades and continue to demonstrate that industry best practices, which often exceed regulations, can ensure that these transits are done safely and without any harm to the surrounding environment.Read More
After arriving in British Columbia in November 2013, the new Canadian Coast Guard hovercraft based at Sea Island, Richmond, CCGS Moytel was formally named in a well attended ceremony this week. The new vessel is a Griffon Hoverwork hovercraft model AP1-88 Dash 400 manufactured by Griffon Hoverwork of the UK.
Maximum all up weight 75,000 kgs
Propulsion 4 x Caterpillar type C32 ACERT V12 engines each rated at 839kW or 1125 bhp
2 x 5 bladed Hoffmann variable pitch propellers
Maximum speed: 60 knots
Service speed: 40 knots
Removable crane capable of lifting up to 6,300 kgs
Basic crew of 7 consisting of 2 pilots & 5 rescue specialist/divers
Home port: Sea Island, Richmond
Port of Registry: Ottawa
Moytel is a Halq’emélem word ‘to help each other’, in recognition of our First Nations’ contribution to the province’s history, culture and economy.” The Moytel replaces CCGS Penac and will work in tandem with the CCGS Siyay which is to undergo a mid-life extension. A sister vessel to Moytel, the CCGS Mamilossa is based on the St. Lawrence.