Iqaluit / August 2nd, 2017 – The Board of Directors of NEAS is pleased to announce the arrival of the MV Nunalik. the newest vessel in the NEAS fleet of Canadian flag vessels. The vessel arrived safely in Canada on July 30th at the Port of Sorel in Quebec. This vessel will significantly increase NEAS’ lifting capacity with 2 by 180 tonnes cranes.
“The MV Nunalik is another example of how NEAS contributes to the sustainable social and economic development of Nunavik and Nunavut,” said Andy Moorhouse, Vice-President, Economic Development at Makivik Corporation. “The MV Nunalik is the fifth NEAS vessel with Inuit ownership. This is a historic achievement.”
In addition to the MV Nunalik, the NEAS fleet of Inuit owned vessels includes the MV Umiavut, the MV Avataq, MV Qamutik and the MV Mitiq, purchased in 2000, 2007, 2008 and 2013 respectively.
About the MV Nunalik
Built in 2009 with a capacity of 665 TEUS, the MV Nunalik is a 138.07 meters (453 feet) ice class 1, multi-purpose tweendecker that offers 2 combinable cranes of 180 tons. She is multi-purpose, heavy lift vessel and will be the newest and largest in the NEAS fleet.
Nunalik means “community” in Inuktitut.
NEAS is the fastest-growing sealift operation serving Canada’s Arctic. With a team of dedicated employees, NEAS delivers a superior sealift experience for customers with reliable marine transportation, marshalling, packaging and container services across the Eastern and Western Arctic, including Nunavik (northern Quebec), and the Baffin, Kivalliq and Kitikmeot regions of Nunavut.