The EMA of BC hosted an exciting tour of the Seaspan shipyards on October 27th, 2016. Seaspan’s Vancouver shipyard is dedicated to the building and repair of Non-Combat vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy, as well as commercial shipbuilding work.
Attendees learned about Seaspan’s commitment to the environment through their many environmental initiatives. These include their isolated storm water and vessel wash systems; an on-site hazardous waste water facility; their waste reduction program that diverts 50% of on-site waste from the landfill; their industry standard-setting air quality management program for paint and blast shops; and their ongoing McKay Creek Restoration Project, through a partnership with the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation.
Thanks to all who braved the drizzly weather to come out for this fascinating tour of the most modern shipyard facility in British Columbia. Special thanks to Andrea, Daryl, and William of Seaspan for hosting such a fun and informative tour.
The outline of the tour can be found here.
After the tour, it was EMA’s first social at Pemberton Station Pub, and a good time was had by all!