Irving Shipbuilding Appoints New President

Irving Shipbuilding elected Alastair J. Bisset as its new president with responsibility for its divisions and affiliates, Saint John Shipbuilding, Halifax Shipyard, East Isle Shipyard, Dartmouth Marine Slips, Fleetway Inc. Atlantic Quality & Technical Services, Shelburne Repair and Steel & Engine Products. Bisset, who began his career in the shipbuilding industry in 1982, held various positions with Vickers Shipbuilding from 1986 to 1994 and was sales director for A&P Falmouth from 1994 until 1998.

St. John Shipbuilding is the largest of the yards in the Irving group, and is completing the final stages of its second 1,174-teu containership Kent Sprint. Halifax Shipyard is preparing to deliver the second UT722 Atlantic Hawk to Atlantic Towing Limited. In addition, East Isle Shipyard completed the 10th in a series of 4,000-hp Z-drive tugs.

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