“I grew up on the water. It’s just in my blood.”
Meet Edward Ross, a Cook/Deckhand with Seaspan, who has worked on nearly all of our coastal and gulf vessels during his time with us, travelling up and down the West Coast of Canada and the United States.
He’s originally from Kitimaat Village, the home community of the Haisla people. Thanks to a new partnership, he will soon be able to live and work, much closer to home.
HaiSea Marine, a joint venture majority owned by the Haisla Nation in partnership with Seaspan, has a major contract award with LNG Canada to build and operate tugboats to assist LNG carriers. This will allow Ed to live in Kitimaat Village and work there, on the water.
Currently on the path towards obtaining his Watchkeeping Mate Certificate, Ed has become a true ambassador for HaiSea Marine and the local employment opportunities the partnership will soon provide.
We spoke to Ed to find out why he feels most at home on the water.