December 2, 2022 – Vancouver, BC – Today, Gitxaała Nation, through Gitxaala Enterprises Corporation, partners with Seaspan Marine Corporation (Seaspan) announce the official launch of their Prince Rupert ship escort and docking service.
Beginning January 1, 2023, the partnership between Gitxaała Nation and Seaspan will have modern, high efficiency 65T bollard tugs stationed at Prince Rupert. These tugs will be crewed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and will be available for ship docking and ship escort in the region. This new service in Prince Rupert complements Seaspan’s existing fleet in Vancouver, Roberts Bank and Vancouver Island.
Gitxaała Nation has unlimited knowledge of the rugged west coast having lived, fished and navigated these waters for millenniums. For over 130 years, Seaspan has been an integral part of British Columbia’s waterways by providing ship assist and escort service between Alaska and Mexico. Both partners offer vast experience and knowledge as mariners navigating these waters, making Seaspan a more dependable option for marine services in the coastal British Columbia.