We are very excited and proud to say the MV Calvert, Ocean Choice’s new state-of-the-art green class groundfish vessel, will enter our existing fleet of five offshore fishing vessels during the 2020 fishing season.
With the addition of the new vessel comes 70 new full-time at sea jobs – jobs that will see men and women from many rural communities right here in Newfoundland and Labrador working year-round in the fishing industry.
“As a company, we are committed to the long-term future of the fishery in Newfoundland and Labrador, our employees and local communities. The new vessel represents a major investment in the province’s fishery that will result in new direct year-round job creation for people right here in the province – something that is extremely important to us,” says CEO of Ocean Choice, Martin Sullivan.
Now that the vessel is nearing completion and is getting closer to making its inaugural 16-day journey from Turkey to St. John’s; we have turned our attention to finding the right people to fill the range of available positions on the vessel. The MV Calvert, like our other offshore fishing vessels will have two crew rotations and will harvest seafood year-round.
We are looking for entry-level positions up to the top position of Captain and everything in between:
The MV Calvert is not only creating new year-round employment but it is also generating indirect opportunities for the local supply and service sector. Key components of the vessel, such as the production line, are being fabricated right here at home. “C&W Fabrication in Bay Bulls is building and fabricating the processing line – a very important component of the processing factory on board the vessel. This equipment will enable us to process at sea using innovative, clean technology that will maximize yield and quality, and deliver market-ready products to customers around the globe,” says Blaine Sullivan, Ocean Choice’s President.
The MV Calvert is named after the small coastal community of Calvert on the southern shore of Newfoundland and Labrador where Martin and Blaine grew-up working in the fishery with their father and other family members.