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What We Do

The largest and most diverse tug & barge company on Canada’s West Coast

With over 130 years of experience navigating in some of the world’s most complex and difficult waters, Seaspan Marine is the largest and most diverse tug & barge company on Canada’s West Coast.

Seaspan has industry-leading safety systems and the best safety performance in the industry. We train and test our mariners extensively, partnering with Seaways Global to provide intensive classroom and hands-on instruction using our in-house state-of-the art tugboat simulators. Whether gently docking ships or rapidly executing emergency maneuvers, our mariners know exactly what needs to be done, and the right way to do it.

Our Services

Our services include Ship Docking, Tanker Escort & Emergency Towing and Tug & Barge Services. We also offer ship bunkering and ship building & repair through our affiliated companies. Seaspan Marine has over 30 tug boats and the most modern, powerful fleet on Canada’s West Coast. Our extensive fleet of over 100 specialty and general-purpose barges provide critical transportation for many of BC’s largest industries and major marine construction projects, delivering safe, reliable and on-time service, every time.

Our Services

Our Responsibility

Supporting the people, communities and natural environment where we work

Seaspan works hard to minimize our impact on the environment. We are members of the Green Marine industry coalition and are multi-time award winners of the Port of Vancouver’s Blue Circle award for environmental excellence. We have adopted Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel (ULSD) and/or bio-fuels in all our vessels, have bilge water treatment systems and are investing in new technologies like Canada’s first battery/electric hybrid tug boats. Seaspan also gives back to the communities we operate in. We partner with many indigenous communities, and generously contribute to not-for-profit organizations that support the people, communities and natural environment where we work.

Social Responsibility

Our Stories

October 28, 2021

Lions Gate Hospital’s Seaspan HUB Opens for Business

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October 20, 2021

Take a Tour of our Vancouver Drydock

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October 19, 2021

Celebrating 10 Years as Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy Partner

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September 23, 2021

MacKay Creek Hatchery 2021 Chum Release

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September 23, 2021

Seaspan and the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation Make Major Gift to Lions Gate Hospital

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September 23, 2021

Seaspan Ferries Begins Electrification Trials with Battery-Powered Terminal Trucks

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September 23, 2021

Seaspan Shipyards Collaborates with BC Tech to Grow a Diverse Tech Talent Pool in British Columbia

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September 23, 2021

Seaspan Shipyards Invests $1.35M in Indigenous Marine Skills Training

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July 14, 2021

BCIT and Camosun College Receive Major Donations from Seaspan and the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation

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Press Releases

Seaspan Marine

Hastings Elementary Outreach Our Bones 2021

15 December 2021

Fraser River Discovery Centre Programs Boosted by Seaspan and Southern Railway of British Columbia

NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C. – December 15, 2021.  Indigenous and Fraser River Education Programs provided by the Fraser River Discovery Centre Society will be enhanced by a…

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20 May 2021

HaiSea Marine Goes Green with new LNG Canada Tugboat Fleet

Five Tugs will Form the World’s Most Technologically Advanced Fleet to Date NORTH VANCOUVER, BC, – May 20, 2021.  HaiSea Marine Limited Partnership (HaiSea Marine LP),…

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19 May 2021

Seaspan LNG Completes LOI with CIMC Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering Shipyard for 7600m3 LNG Bunker Vessel

NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C. – May 19, 2021.  Seaspan LNG is pleased to announce that it has completed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Nantong CIMC Sinopacific…

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