On the Waterfront — August 2019
N.L. Company Building OCI Vessel’s Production Line
Bay Bulls-based C & W Industrial Fabrication and Marine Limited has been sub-contracted to build and install the production line for Ocean Choice International’s (OCI) new groundfish vessel.
Last November, OCI announced the construction of a state-of-the-art, Arctic-class vessel that is expected to create approximately 70 new, full-time, year-round positions and enable the company to provide its workers at sea the safest possible ...
Clearwater Announces Further Investment For Grand Bank Seafoods During 25th Anniversary Celebrations
Grand Bank Seafoods, a division of Clearwater Seafoods, celebrated 25 years as an innovation leader in Canada’s clam industry with a new investment in a prime cut line to support growth of the business in Europe and North America.
Grand Bank Seafoods is located in the town of Grand Bank, Newfoundland and Labrador, producing Arctic surf, northern propeller and cockle clams. Clearwater acquired Grand Bank Seafoods’ Arctic surf clam operation in 1991. Since then, Clearwater has invested ...
Improving Maintenance, Improves Safety
Safety first is a term you hear often, but is not always practiced.
Although most vessel owners have safety at the forefront of their thoughts when operating their vessel, “there is always room for improvement,” as the saying goes.
One way to improve safety is to practice good preventative maintenance, to ensure your vessel is well-prepared for the season or the trip ahead.
There is often reluctance to invest into maintenance when there may not be any apparent reason to spend the ...
Water Ingress Led to 2014 Capsizing of Fishing Vessel Near Little Port Head
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) today released its investigation report (M14A0289) into the capsizing of the small fishing vessel Sea Serpent 25 and subsequent loss of life in June 2014.
Three crew members were rescued and one deceased crew member was recovered.
On 26 June 2014, at approximately 0900 Atlantic Daylight Time, the small fishing vessel took on water and capsized during fishing operations off Little Port Head on the west coast of Newfoundland. No distress call ...
Clearwater Unveils Latest Addition to Clam Fleet
Clearwater Seafoods welcomed the Belle Carnell into its fleet of clam vessels today in St. John's.
"The Belle Carnell represents the single-largest vessel investment in Clearwater's history and is a testament to our dedication to the fishery, the region and sustainable seafood excellence," said Ian Smith, CEO, Clearwater Seafoods.
"This vessel will positively impact the economy across Atlantic Canada, creating 70 new well-paying, year-round jobs in our fleet and grow our 52-week process...
Crew Safe After Vessel Sinks Off N.B. Coast
Four fishermen from Tignish were rescued in the waters off Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick Sunday morning after their vessel took on water.
The vessel was 154 kilometres east of Shippagan, N.B. and 93 kilometres northeast of Tignish, P.E.I.
Joint Task Force Atlantic says a distress signal came from the vessel's beacon after 4 a.m. AT. A Cormorant helicopter, a Hercules aircraft, a Coast Guard vessel and another fishing vessel in the area responded.
The fishermen were airlif...
Foolish, Is What He Was
To some people, ‘foolish’ may sound like an odd way for 19-year-old Gilles LeBlanc to describe his best friend who is no longer with us, but in this case it is truly spoken as a term of endearment and spoken with huge affection.
The ‘foolish’ one was Michael (Mike) Doucette from Wedgeport, Nova Scotia, who was loved by everyone because of his crazy fun-loving pranks and his wild sense of humour that often translated into “acting the fool.” And, Gilles still smiles broadly when he ...
Atlantic Charger Living up to Expectations
Captain Brad Watkins has had more than a year to reflect on the performance of his new vessel, the Atlantic Charger and he really likes what he has seen to date. In mid-July, 2013, the Atlantic Charger was launched — a versatile 68.5-foot multi-species vessel, designed by TriNav Marine Design and built by Val Cull of Northern Boat Building and Repair in Port Saunders.
The Atlantic Charger has a bulbous bow, a nozzle, fuel efficiency components and the first autopilot system of its kind to ...