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
CCGS Gordon Reid
Most people had probably never heard of CCGS Gordon Reid, a mid-shore fisheries patrol vessel, until she was pressed into service two weeks ago on a rough night west of Haida Gwaii to assist the disabled Russian multi-purpose vessel Simushir.
Built in 1990 by Versatile Pacific Shipyard, Vancouver
GRT 880 tons
Propulsion: 4 × Deutz SBV 9M628
Speed 12 knots
Complement: 12 crew
Based in Patricia bay, Sydney BC
Mid-Shore Patrol Vessels are used to support the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Compliance and Enforcement program on the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts. As part of this program, Canadian Coast Guard personnel and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans' Fishery Officers work together to:
Between 2012 and 2014, the Coast Guard has taken delivery of a series of eight new mid-shore patrol vessels (above) built by Irving Shipbuilding in Halifax. The design is based on Damen’s Stan Patrol 4207 standard.