CONNE RIVER, NL (Tuesday June 2, 2020) A Newfoundland & Labrador First Nation and a Canadian marine services company announced today that they have partnered to service emerging opportunities in the local marine industry.

Miawpukek Horizon Maritime Services is a company that has evolved from a relationship that started with the recruitment and development of First Nations seafarers from the Miawpukek First Nation, as Horizon Maritime sought to expand its seafarer network and further diversify its workforce.  Miawpukek seafarers have become valued members of the Horizon Maritime team and strong relationships between Miawpukek Tribal Council and Horizon Maritime principals have developed as a result.

“Building on our successful aquaculture and fisheries businesses, plus our ocean stewardship efforts through our involvement with MAMKA, this is a wonderful opportunity to advance Miawpukek participation in the new ocean economy,” said Chief Mi’sel Joe.  “Our relationship with Horizon Maritime has been built over time and it is clear that our values match in a way that will benefit our community, our industry, our province and be an example for our country.”

“We are appreciative of the relationship that we have built with the Miawpukek community and are excited about the potential that this partnership offers.” said Sean Leet, CEO of Horizon Maritime. “Partnerships have been key to Horizon Maritime’s growth and we look forward to developing this new venture together.”

About Miawpukek First Nation:  The Miawpukek First Nation Mission Statement  is:  To Preserve, Promote And Advance The Culture, Health, Economic, Educational And Social Well Being of our People – including our language, history, and spirituality.  Miawpukek Mi’kamawey Mawi’omi is a First Nation Reserve located at the mouth of the Conne River on the south coast of the island of Newfoundland.

About Horizon Maritime:  Horizon Maritime has operations across Canada and in Norway, serving both the unique challenges of our Canadian waters as well as harsh environment regions around the globe. We are an industry-leading organization focused on vessel operations and the recruitment and placement of marine professionals in all sectors of the marine industry.

Associated Links:

Miawpukek First Nation:  www.mfngov.ca

Horizon Maritime:  www.horizonmaritime.com

Media contact:  Jill Pitcher | NATIONAL Public Relations | jpitcher@national.ca | 1-709-754-9614 ext. 8642