Thursday, 8 September 2022

Chris Ash 1953-2022

On August 17th, 2022, our friend Chris Ash passed away at the Miller Centre in St. John's after a long illness.  To all who cared for him, we send our condolences.

Chris was a friend to all of us at Davis Shipping Limited throughout our entire history.  He started his company, North Atlantic Marine Consulting Services, back in 1990, just a year after our own company's incorporation date.  Bruce & Chris spoke to each other on the phone almost every day for thirty years and more, and worked together on many projects.  I remember Chris fondly for his terrible jokes which he always did the most laughing at, for his constant friendly & uplifting demeanour, and his entrepreneurial spirit.  

Before Chris' death, we were talking about buying his company and integrating it with our own as the future of our family business.  With Bruce's lifetime of seagoing experience and Fred's newly gained knowledge studying Marine Engineering Systems Design at MUN's Marine Institute, and the input of myself and Duke as usual, Chris thought we'd do a great job of it.  

Bruce, Duke, and Fred starting surveying vessels on Chris' behalf while he was sick, and we are continuing that work while we sort out how to continue with our plans as Chris' estate is being settled so that there isn't too much of a wait period for those who have already had their survey conducted but have not yet received their survey.  

I am hoping to be able to announce a merger of Davis Shipping Limited and North Atlantic Marine Consulting Services Limited very soon (with a new name).

~Janet Davis

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

MV Tina Joy

Workboat ready for new projects: support vessel, diving support, salvage operations, etc.
See specifications under Vessels page.

Friday, 13 April 2018


Davis Shipping Limited has one vessel at present, the MV Tina Joy, which is ready to go to work as a support vessel for diving crews, wreck salvage, etc.

We're also working on a small tour boat, the Seabird, which will work with our partners at Norton's Cove in Brookfield, Bonavista Bay. 

Iceberg at nearby Greenspond

We're happily busy getting things ready for a wonderful spring and summer season.  We hope you are too!

Friday, 1 July 2016

Canada Day Weekend Brings Change to Davis Shipping Limited

Tug Point Vim and Deck Barge NT 1032
have been sold to a company in Quebec, Le Barges de Matane Inc.

All quotes that have been issued for work with this equipment are no longer valid.

Without our main equipment, there will be many changes for Davis Shipping Limited.  More on that later.  Right now, I would like to thank all our past clients for trusting us with your cargo and special projects.

~Janet Davis

Saturday, 25 June 2016

June 2016

Tug Point Vim & Deck Barge NT 1032 are currently on contract with Total Transport & Rigging Inc., carrying a large transformer from Halifax, NS to Bay D'Espoir, NL.

If you're interested in this project, have a look at this write up at Tugfax.

Davis Shipping's vessels are expected to be back at home port {Wesleyville, NL} before the end of the month. 

Photo credits: Captain Bruce Davis 

Thursday, 5 May 2016

May 2016

At Paspebiac, QC
We are currently under contract with Ocean Marine Services Newfoundland-Labrador Inc.  The tug will complete her task and continue on to home port of Wesleyville, where she is expected on May 6th.