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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 to do and they do it right, every time.

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 tugboats 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.

Seaspan’s services are offered subject to the appropriate Terms and Conditions, links to which are below:
Terms and Conditions (UK Standard Conditions for Towage and Other Services)
Terms and Conditions (Seaspan ULC Standard Terms and Conditions for Towage and Related Services)
Terms and Conditions (Seaspan ULC Terms and Conditions for the Carriage of Goods and Related Services

Our Services

Seaspan Marine Case Studies

Dynamic Beast

The team at Seaspan Marine assisted Dynamic Heavy lift to transport industrial equipment between Victoria and Neptune Terminals in North Vancouver. The equipment, a stacker-reclaimer, was loaded onto the Dynamic Beast, a 900 tonne barge-mounted ringer crane.

Dynamic Beast Case Study

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 tugboats. 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

25 May 2023

HaiSea Wamis recognized as ‘Tug of the Year’ in 2023!

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12 May 2023

Log Barging 101

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25 April 2023


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24 April 2023

HaiSea Marine – the world’s greenest fleet of tugboats

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10 March 2023

Making Waves: Inspiring Diversity Within BC’s Marine Industry

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1 February 2023

Seaspan raises $200,000 for United Way British Columbia

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22 December 2022

A year-in-review: A look back on our top headlines from 2022

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15 December 2022

Edward Ross: At Home on the High Seas

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15 December 2022

Meet a few incredible members of the Seaspan team in North Vancouver

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26 October 2022

Captain Jordan Pechie: Preparing for North America’s most advanced tug fleet

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23 August 2022

Connie Leo: Making Waves in the Marine Industry

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21 June 2022

National Indigenous Peoples Day: Creating Meaningful Partnerships Within our Communities

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7 June 2022

Seaspan Receives Blue Circle Award for Sixth Consecutive Year

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18 May 2022

Seaspan Signs Contract For Two LNG Bunker Vessels For The Pacific Northwest Region

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22 April 2022

Seaspan Employees Care for the Environment, on Earth Day – and Every Day

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21 April 2022

Seaspan’s Commitment to Environmental Leadership Marked by More than 10 Years of Green Marine Certification

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13 April 2022

Youth Music Education – Helping to Fill a Critical Gap in at Vancouver Opera

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7 April 2022

Inspiring Kids with Art

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31 March 2022

Projects Underway at North Vancouver Sites to Support Business Growth and Increasing Demand for Services and Expertise

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10 March 2022

HaiSea Marine’s keel laying celebration starts the build of its innovative tugboat fleet

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8 March 2022

Breaking the Bias – Seaspan Marks International Women’s Day

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Press Releases

Seaspan Marine

3 April 2023

Seaspan announced as Aboriginal Procurement Champion

Subscribe to our e-newsletter April 3, 2023 – North Vancouver, BC – As a Business Member of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB), Seaspan is…

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9 March 2023

HaiSea Marine celebrates official naming of its green fleet including the world’s first fully electric tug boat

Subscribe to our e-newsletter All five tug boats were named by the Haisla, Gitxaala, and Gitga’at Nations and carry connection to the cultures and regions of…

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16 December 2022

Ian McIver Named President of Seaspan Energy, Derek Ollmann Named President of Seaspan Marine Transportation

Subscribe to our e-newsletter December 16, 2022 – The Washington Companies are pleased to announce that, effective January 1, 2023, Ian McIver will be appointed President…

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