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Photos: Seaspan Shipyards launches CCG Sir John Franklin

By BCShippingNews 10 December 2017
Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel, Sir John Franklin, sees major milestone...

On December 8, Seaspan Shipyards celebrated the launch of the first large vessel to be designed and built under the Government of Canada's National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) - OFSV1, the first of three Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels (OFSV). "Today's event is an exciting occasion for not only our company and employees, but Canada's broader shipbuilding and marine industries," said Brian Carter, President & CEO - Seaspan Shipyards. "It is a chance to celebrate this shared achievement and acknowledge the long-term partnership that exists between Canada and Seaspan to build non-combat vessels in British Columbia." Indeed, many representatives from the maritime community were on hand to help Seaspan celebrate. For the full story: http://bit.ly/2zfwRKe

1. Steve Talbot, W&O Supply.
2. Cliff Stewart (Port of Vancouver) with Shawn...
3. The stage is set with the CCG Sir John Frank...
4. George Kowalski (Vancouver Shipyards).
5. Yvette Myers (Transport Canada/Oceans Protec...
6. The TD Canada Trust team (far right: Steve M...
7. Kaity Arsoniadis-Stein (Vancouver Internatio...
8. Representatives from the Royal Canadian Navy...
9. A full crowd waits for the ceremony to start...
10. Tim Page, Vice President, Government Relati...
11. Tim Page, Vice President, Government Relati...
12. A traditional First Nations blessing was th...
13. The blessing was followed by O Canada.
14. The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister o...
15. Jeffery Hutchinson, Canadian Coast Guard Co...
16. Seaspan staff had a great view of the cerem...
17. Bowinn Ma, MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale...
18. Brian Carter, President...
19. Brian Carter stands with Gina Pecore, CEO,...
20. The big moment!
21. Each speaker during the ceremony received a...
22. Bird's eye view.
23. Thanks to Jack Beckett, CCG Engineering COO...
24. Another angle of the Seaspan Careen (thanks...