Experienced and Professional
SHIP OF THE MONTH
Delivered in late 2020, Stena Embla is the third so called E-Flexer ferry to join the company’s Irish Sea fleet and operates on the highly competitive Liverpool – Belfast route. The investment represents a multi-year $536 million development program
Container vessel appearance is about to enter a new phase with the announcement by Maersk Line of the design for a series of eight carbon-neutral methanol-powered 16,000 TEU capacity container ships ordered with Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI). The first vessel in the series is scheduled for delivery in Q1 of 2024. A contractual option for four additional vessels was also exercised earlier this month.
The Royal New Zealand Navy has recently taken delivery of HMNZS Aotearoa, a fleet support and replenishment tanker. In addition to providing global support to NZ and allied warships, Aotearoa is built to Polar Class 6 and has a fully winterized design to enable operations in the Antarctic in support of New Zealand’s scientific research stations. Her versatile design enables the transfer at sea of ammunition and dry stores in addition to fuel and water. Also carrying a RNZAF NH90 helicopter, she is the largest vessel to have been commissioned into New Zealand’s navy.
Welcome to West Pacific Marine
West Pacific Marine Ltd. is an experienced Vancouver Marine Consultancy based in British Columbia offering a personal and professional level of service in all aspects of operational and commercial development in the marine industry including:
- Project Feasibility, Analysis & Development Studies
- Cumulative Marine Traffic Impacts & Mitigation Measures
- Risk Analysis
- Consensus Building
- Marine Safety & Security Impacts
- Coordination of Stakeholder Review Processes
- Commodity Specific Expertise
- Vessel Inspections Including Pre-Purchase Assessment
- Accident & Incident Investigations
- Conference & Panel Moderation
Company Owner/Director Captain Stephen Brown, has more than 20 years of practical seafaring experience, including serving as Master, in multiple vessel types across the globe. His seafaring experience is complemented by an extensive shore-side management career including senior management positions in both developed and developing marine and cultural environments. He also served full time as President of the Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia from 2008-2016. In addition, he was awarded the 2016 Beaver Medal for Maritime Excellence – presented by the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia.
Marine Safety and Security Impacts
Having a full understanding of regulatory and security requirements in the marine sector, along with their practical application, we are well placed to offer an analysis of impacts and to develop solutions.
Success in today’s regulatory environment is contingent upon building consensus – we have the expertise to navigate the process.
Whatever the project, we offer in depth analysis of risks, actual or perceived, with the identification of rational mitigation measures as required.
Project Feasibility, Analysis & Development
Whatever your project, our knowledge of commodities along with our familiarity with the ports and coast of British Columbia will be at your disposal.
Cumulative Marine Traffic Impacts & Mitigation Measures
A frequent obstacle to new developments is a failure to offer an analysis of cumulative marine traffic impacts. We provide hand-on expertise in both analysis and mitigation options.
Commodity Specific Awareness and Considerations
As a Vancouver marine consultancy, we offer a wide range of commodity expertise in the container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid and gas sectors.
Coordination of Stakeholder Review Processes
Review processes require inclusive collaboration between stakeholders – an area in which we offer proven expertise.