• ABC Diesel’s busy new year
  • First LNG-Battery Hybrid Cargo Ferry in North America
  • Decline in Asbestos Use Yet Veterans and Seafarers Continue to Suffer
  • US Coast Guard issues first US type-approval certificate for ballast water management
  • Making shipping great again (?)
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Coracle wins Seatrade Award – ‘Investment in People’

Coracle designed and developed Web and App based up-skilling programme for UK-based charity, The Marine Society, wins Seatrade ‘Investment in People’ category. Leading seafarers charity, The Marine Society, scooped the Seatrade ‘Investment in People’ category with the Maths@Sea, Maths@Sea+, Writing@Sea and soon to launch English@Sea initiative. The programme of @Sea courses have been designed as an up-skilling project to cover the basics, presented in such a way that it does not…

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Nanaimo’s WMI news and programs

WMI’s 2016/2017 Schedule is Live! The 2015/2016 academic year at Western Maritime Institute is coming to an end and we’re down to our last few spring courses. We’re excited about what the next academic year has in store. Congratulations to all Course registration is now available on our website and we are looking forward to having another very busy year with a campus full of activity. In the 2016/2017 academic year, we will…

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Restored US Coast Guard helicopter dedicated at the Smithsonian

WASHINGTON — A restored Coast Guard HH-52A Seaguard helicopter was dedicated into the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center during a ceremony Thursday. The 1960s era HH-52A, which bore the tail number 1426, was renovated by Vector CSP and is now the only Coast Guard aircraft on display in a Smithsonian museum. The 1426 helicopter spent many years at the North Valley Occupational Center’s aviation facility in Los…

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Industry Welcomes World’s First Ocean-Going Vessels Capable of Running on Methanol

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – April 11, 2016) – Starting in April, Waterfront Shipping Company Ltd. (WFS), Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL), Westfal-Larsen Management (WL), and Marinvest/Skagerack Invest (Marinvest) are proud to welcome innovative, clean-burning, fuel-efficient vessels to the sea. These seven 50,000 dead weight tonne vessels are built with the first-of-its kind MAN B&W ME-LGI 2-stroke dual fuel engines that can run on methanol, fuel oil, marine diesel oil, or…

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Is the neighbor’s green grass lacking morality?

Some time ago, I received an interesting email, using the term “morality”, or the lack thereof, in describing the offshore oil and gas industry. Morality is not often used in shipping, but maybe it ought to. I thought it was in interesting wording by a young professional, and in itself provided some insight in our maritime industry in general and its future. Here are parts of his emails, and my…

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Thermopylae Club Annual Dinner, Victoria BC

Wednesday 13 April 2016, Royal Victoria Yacht Club, 3475 Ripon Road No host bar opens at 6 PM Dinner at 7 PM Tickets by reservation $50. Seating limited. The Thermopylae Club of Victoria is pleased to extend an invitation to its annual dinner. The club, marking its eighty-fourth year, is named after one of the fastest and most famous clipper ships of its time. Thermopylae operated in the tea trade…

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Blue Angel BIG hART; Human Rights at Sea explains

Human Rights at Sea Interviews Cecily Hardy, Creative Producer, Blue Angel BIG hART From Human Rights at Sea’s website Seafarers: The Forgotten Workforce For some people art is purely for decoration or entertainment, but for community artists in the Big hART group it is a powerful form of communication, often associated with social change. They turn ordinary people into artists so they can share their life and views with a…

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CTA Review – my comments to Canada’s Minister of Transport

Dear Minister Garneau, I am writing to you, to express my disappointment in the recent submission of recommendations under the Marine Section of the Canada Transportation Act Review (CTA), submitted to you, in December 2015, by the review panel’s chair, Hon. David Emerson. A little about me; I am a Transport Canada Marine Safety certified Marine Engineer; I completed a Marine Engineering apprenticeship at BCIT in Vancouver, and I have…

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