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Serving the Canadian petroleum industry since 1993.

Rigel Shipping Canada Inc.
has built upon its reputation for marine tanker expertise to become a recognized leader in the Canadian petroleum and petro-chemical transportation industry.

 MT-Emerald Star Vessel
 MT Esta Desgagnes

 MT-Diamond Star Vessel
 MT Dara Desgagnes


 MT-Jade Star Vessel
 MT Jana Desgagnes

The Rigel Canada fleet are double-hulled, multi-grade cargo flexible, ice-strengthened chemical/oil tankers.

Our Team

Rigel Canada's executive team consists of a diverse group of skilled professionals on two continents, benefiting from a wealth of expertise in operational, technical, financial and quality management.

While providing goal-oriented direction, senior management also makes every effort to maintain and improve upon its accreditation and self-imposed performance standards for the RIGEL fleet, helping to guide the company to its next level of growth and success.

 Brian Ritchie - President       

 Brian Ritchie - President Norocel Scutariu - Technical Manager
Paul Merriam
Craig Robinson 
Financial Controller
Daivd Ritchie - Project Coordinator
David Ritchie - Project Coordinator
Paul VanKouwen -
Richie Moore -

Anise Lirette-
Assistant Controller


Michelle Cormier -
Personnel Administrator
Lannette Cudmore
Recruitment Officer
Saunya  LeBlanc
Administrative Assistant


Rigel Canada Inc. attributes its success to the highly skilled, experienced and motivated seagoing personnel who oversee the day-to-day operations of the fleet.

Continuously benefiting from new training programs and skill upgrading all crew members are chemical/oil tanker and Transport Canada Ship Safety (STCW95) certified and operate under a zero tolerance drug and alcohol policy.

The Rigel fleet personnel are members of one of two unions:
  • the Canadian Merchant Service Guild (for Officers)
  • the Seafarers International Union (for Unlicensed Crew).

Rigel Shipping Our Team - Highly Skilled Personnel
Highly skilled, experienced and motivated seagoing personnel