• ABC’s Electric and Hybrid Propulsion System receives Bureau Veritas approval
  • Western Maritime Institute Launches Engine Room Rating Program
  • TC issues brief statement on SSB fiasco
  • Not so fast there !
  • Digging St Clair

Canadian transportation review: painting a target on Canadian seafarers

In December 2015, the Hon. David Emerson submitted his report to the Minister of Transportation on the state of transportation affairs in Canada – well, mostly rail and air, and some other stuff, like shipping. Some may recall Mr. Emerson, Vancouver based, Economist by trade, elected as a Liberal MP, only to cross the floor shortly after the election, to the Conservative Party, under Harper, back in 2006. The report…


APEGBC joint dinner / presentation with CIMarE and SNAME

Joint Dinner Meeting of the Canadian Institute of Marine Engineering, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientist of BC, and the Society of Naval Architect and Marine Engineers – March 30, 2016 The Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of BC a dinner meeting and has invited has organized the Canadian Institute of Marine Engineering and the Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers. The guest speaker will be Mr. Mark…


Sailing on US East or Gulf coast? USCG want your input

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking input from commercial and recreational mariners for an assessment of navigation requirements on the Atlantic and Gulf seacoast. The Coast Guard Waterways Analysis and Management System (WAMS) survey is focused on the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico Seacoast System, an open water system typically traveled by mariners arriving from an ocean voyage or transiting along the coast. Individual mariners and interested…

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Western Maritime Institute in expansion mode… again

You would think Capt. Kitching would be enjoying the good life after passing on the bulk of his responsibility to the new owners of Western Maritime Institute (WMI), but you would be wrong. With no parking spot available the other day, when I visited, I quickly realized, there was obviously big things going on at Western Maritime. The Parking lot was full; on campus housing full; which meant the classrooms…

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The Monitor gets an extensive refit

It may have seen like I abandon the blog portion of my website, as it was neglected for the past year, the reasons are numerous – family demands, health concerns, tough work environment, but probably a fair bit of burn out was involved. The blog area – The Monitor, online since late 2005, explores the business of being a seafarer. In Feb 2016 there was over 600 blog entries made,…

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David Leverton named Executive Director at MMBC

“The Maritime Museum of B.C. is happy to announce to its members the recent hiring of David R. Leverton as our new Executive Director,” announced Don Prittie, newly appointed Chair of the Board of Directors of the Maritime Museum of British Columbia. “We are so pleased to have David join the team at the Maritime Museum of BC as we move forward to chart our course for the future. David’s…

Hydrex underwater services

Propeller repairs in extreme conditions restore efficiency

When damage to propellers occurs due to impact with ice and other debris, Hydrex can offer you the best possible solution, even if the damage is quite extensive. Repairs can be carried out rapidly and efficiently afloat and underwater. After your call we will immediately mobilize a team to the vessel to inspect the damage and perform the required repairs. During the winter months these operations often have to be…

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Green Tech 2016 – Green Marine’s 9th annual conference

Quebec City, Monday, February 15, 2016 – Green Marine’s 9th annual conference is shaping up wonderfully: the preliminary program is now online and the conference promises to be a gathering not to be missed this year! GreenTech 2016 will gather the key stakeholders to work at: Mapping the future of sustainable shipping. A glance at the preliminary program will convince you of the relevance of attending GreenTech 2016. You will have the…