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Mark Collins – Bye, Bye Big Oil Drilling in US Arctic Waters

10 May

Further to this post and “Comments”, Arctic: NW Passage Commercial Shipping Long Way Off/No Shell the latest at two tweets: 1) RCI-EyeOnTheArctic ‏@eyeonthearctic 2) Fulbright Arctic ‏@…

Source: Mark Collins – Bye, Bye Big Oil Drilling in US Arctic Waters

Mark Collins – Non-Combat Vessels for Coast Guard, RCN: The Curse of the Seaspan Vancouver

6 May

Further to these posts, Seaspan Building Joint Support Ships for RCN: No Smooth Sailing Canadian Coast Guard Going Down [note further links at post] we now learn of some significant federal largess…

Source: Mark Collins – Non-Combat Vessels for Coast Guard, RCN: The Curse of the Seaspan Vancouver

Mark Collins – No Need For Hoo-Hah Over the Bear and Arctic Waters, Part 2

4 May

Further to this post, a tweet: Scroll down to “0850…[English]” at the Parliament link above. Now I usually do not agree with the good professor (see e.g. “The Canadian Force…

Source: Mark Collins – No Need For Hoo-Hah Over the Bear and Arctic Waters, Part 2

Mark Collins – No Need For Hoo-Hah Over the Bear and Arctic Waters

20 Apr

And were not talking about the status of the polar type (more here)–further to this post, Arctic Tensions Not Really About the Region but Relations With Russia there’s a lot of good sen…

Source: Mark Collins – No Need For Hoo-Hah Over the Bear and Arctic Waters

Mark Collins – Canadian Coast Guard Going Down

5 Apr

Our politicians and media largely ignore–unlike their constant focus on military procurements–our mostly silent (civilian) service, to its great detriment. Now the awful facts described…

Source: Mark Collins – Canadian Coast Guard Going Down

Mark Collins – South China Sea and International Law: China, US and Australia

30 Mar

Further to these posts, The Asian Maritime Cockpit, Eagle vs Dragon Section [note links at end] The Asian Maritime Cockpit: The Dragon, the US Navy and the South China Sea excerpts from a major art…

Source: Mark Collins – South China Sea and International Law: China, US and Australia

Mark Collins – Bell Rung: All 15 Canadian Coast Guard Light Helos Delivered

15 Mar

Further to this May 2014 post, Bell Rings Loud for New CCG Light Chopper–How Convenient the project has been done in, by Canadian standards miraculously short time and, even though the contract was…

Source: Mark Collins – Bell Rung: All 15 Canadian Coast Guard Light Helos Delivered

Mark Collins – Canadian Coast Guard Vessel Acquisitions Sliding Right

13 Mar

Quelle sinking feeling surprise!  Here are the current best guesses (hah!) of our government–FY 2015-16’s are here.  Delivery of the one Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel had been s…

Source: Mark Collins – Canadian Coast Guard Vessel Acquisitions Sliding Right

Mark Collins – Davie Québec Wants to Build Icebreaker for, Unload Other Vessels on, Canadian Coast Guard

11 Mar

As things now stand the CCG is not supposed to get its–only one–new icebreaker, to be built by Seaspan Vancouver, until 2022 (if they’re lucky): New Canadian Coast Guard Icebreake…

Source: Mark Collins – Davie Québec Wants to Build Icebreaker for, Unload Other Vessels on, Canadian Coast Guard

Mark Collins – RCN Canadian Surface Combatant: Exorcising the Curse of Irving

24 Feb

Source: Mark Collins – RCN Canadian Surface Combatant: Exorcising the Curse of Irving