Seaspan Shipyards Maintains Operations

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

March 18, 2020

(Photo: Eric Haun)

(Photo: Eric Haun)

Seaspan Shipyards said its operations remain up and running as the Canadian shipbuilder continues to closely watch the fast-developing COVID-19 situation.

Seaspan, which operates shipyards in Vancouver and Victoria on Canada's west coast, noted it is following the guidance and direction of public health and government authorities, and added that it has not received a recommendation or directive to shut down operations in B.C. It said no Seaspan employee has tested positive for COVID-19 to date.

"As COVID-19 developments continue to unfold, our top priority is the health and well-being of all Seaspan employees, customers and community partners," Seaspan said in a statement.

"Seaspan is actively monitoring and responding to real-time developments, new information and new directives. The situation is rapidly evolving and fluid. We expect to adjust and escalate our actions as circumstances change."

Seaspan said it has implemented preventative actions, including self-isolation and social distancing measures in the yards and offices; canceling large public and company gatherings; providing employees access to medical advice; using remote working and technology tools; restricted travel; increased cleaning; additional employee support in cases of hardship; and frequent communication.

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