Back to life, after a great big wave

June 22, 2014

Seaspan’s Brian Carter received a token of appreciation for his update on NSPS from MC Malcolm Barker As I type this, we are sailing across the Gulf of St Lawrence, having discharged a load of aggregate in Summerside, where I joined the ship.  We are proceeding to Sept Iles to load Aluminum, bound for Oswego, via the St Lawrence Seaway. What a treat it is to continue to explore the…

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Technical program released by The New Wave

April 11, 2014

Tee New Wave Organizing Committee The Vancouver Island Branch of the Canadian Institute of Marine Engineering is hosting “Marine Engineering: The New Wave“, a technical conference and exhibition for Marine Professionals. The conference will take place June 12 and 13, 2014 at the Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa. The two-day event will feature guest speakers, relevant technical presentations, a trade exhibition, an evening social event and various networking…

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CIMarE’s 2014 Medal of Excellence

March 28, 2014

The Canadian Institute of Marine Engineering’s Medal of Excellence Award is the hallmark of achievement in the Canadian marine engineering profession. It recognizes an individual’s contribution to marine engineering in this country, whether through innovation, service or leadership. The inaugural presentation last year to Bud Streeter was one of the high points of Mari-Tech 2013 in Halifax. Interviewed afterwards, Mr. Streeter remarked that “to be recognized by one’s peers in…

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What’s keeping you?

March 26, 2014

What a hectic few weeks. Got home to BC, from a blizzardy Newfoundland, looks like that it still pretty blizzardy over there. Needless to say I more than happy having to decide whether I should mow my lawn today, or tomorrow. Been busy with quite a few projects; taxes, failed computers / Windows 8, construction project, so on and so forth… One of the project taking allot of my time…

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Mr. Duck goes to Ottawa

April 13, 2012

I am at the airport now, about to leave Ottawa after five days here, heading back home for a few days before going back to sea. I arrived in Ottawa on Sunday, and enjoyed our nation’s capital by visiting the parliament building, the war museum, and extensively walking around the downtown core, taking in the sights and experiences. On Tuesday, the true purpose of my visit, attending Mari Tech 2012,…

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Successful Maritech

May 9, 2011

By all indications, Mari Tech 2011 in Victoria, this past Friday and Thursday, was a definite success, if not an overwhelming success. The papers were enlightening, the exhibitors were making good leads, from the several I approached, and the whole conference was a gold mine for interaction with peers, and networking was excellent, with all levels of the industry being represented. Picture above – Audience member asks a question of…

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A Mari Twog

So I am not big on the latest gadgets the kids use these days, but since I don’t have a Tweet Account, but I do have a Blog, so we call this a Twog. The day has finally come, and Mari Tech 2011 is now underway. Three speakers have just wrapped up and we are taking a coffee break. The exhibition is looking good with a good interaction from all…

May 5, 2011
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