Our very good friend and colleague Captain Zak Farid passed away on April 18th at Royal Jubilee Hospital Victoria following two weeks in the Intensive Care Unit. Family and a number of close friends were at his bedside at the time of his passing. Zak was the Director, Operational Safety & Standards for BC Ferries for a number of years and was a long-standing Chair of the Navigation Aids and Navigation Safety Sub-committee of the Pacific Coast Marine Review Panel. After BC Ferries he was appointed the lead auditor conducting International Safety Management (ISM) Audits for BC Ferries and was one of the safety inspectors for Vanuatu Flag vessels arriving in Canada. Zak also holds the honour of being master of Canada's first hovercraft running on a commercial basis and was the recipient of Transport Canada's 2007 Marine Safety Award that recognized his outstanding contributions to Canadian marine safety.
The Conway, Worcester, Pangbourne, Botha (CWPB) Association of Vancouver Island is holding an “All Training Ships Reunion" open to any alumni of these four or any other sea training establishment, or for persons who served as cadets at sea. The reunion, to be held at the Delta Ocean Point Hotel, will be from May 31st 2017 to June 2nd 2017. The reunion will culminate with a Reunion Dinner at the Deltas Ocean Point Resort and Spa on June 1st 2017.
Members of the NI, their partners and guests will be welcome to join our members and guests from around the world for the reunion dinner. Dress will be business suite or blazer and slacks for gentlemen and appropriate dress of pant suits for ladies.
Cost will be $125 per person including table wine. There will be a cash bar. There are some rooms reserved for the reunion and substantially discounted rates for those people who would like to stay overnight. details of the rooms made be obtained from Bob Kitching.
BCIT Nautical Sciences students Jeremy Botel and Matthew Clarke were two of the succesful applicants for this year's NPESC bursary awards. On Monday November 28th they were presented with their cheques and certificates by BC Supercargoes Association President, Terry Stuart. Also in attendance was NPESC secretary/treasurer Captain Joachim Ruether. These two awards were made possible by a generous donation from the BC Supercargoes Association.
Congratulations to Western Maritime Institute student Cody Goliath who was a successful applicant for one of this year's NPESC bursary awards. Presenting Cody with his certificate and cheque is Captain John Lewis, FNI a past chair of the NPESC. Also in attendance is Captain Bob Kitching, FNI from WMI. Captain Kitching is also a longtime member of NPESC.
. The $1.5 billion Oceans Protection Plan has four encompassing priority areas:
- Creating a world-leading marine safety system
- Preserving and restoring the marine ecosystem
- Investment in oil spill response and cleanup
- Partnerships with Indigenous communities
Included in the Ocean Protection Plan are new navigational aids, added towing capacity, a review of the Pilotage Act, and engagement with Indigenous groups in matters relating to spill response and marine safety. To read the full plan, visit: http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/oceans-protection-plan.html.
Managing Marine Risks in the Pacific Northwest
When: May 10 to 12, 2017
Where: Victoria, B.C.
NIBC intends to address the topic through examining the operational, regulatory, training and responsive aspects of risk management in the marine domain. This topic aligns with the strategic priorities of the Nautical Institute's Five-Year Plan in these subject areas: Navigation safety, Competency, Mentoring, Command, Usability of systems, and Manning/Fatigue.
For more information, visit: www.nibcconference2017.com.
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From: Cindy Taylor <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 2:15 PM
To: Nigel Greenwood <email@example.com>
Subject: Master with local knowledge of Squamish area (?)
I was contacted today by a consultancy I have done some work with, and they are looking for a Master Mariner who has local ship handling knowledge of the Squamish area. Even better, someone with large tanker handling experience as well. This would be for a proposed maneuvering study for the proposed Woodside LNG installation, etc. I believe they would also like to contact a Chief Engineer who has LNG experience.
Would any of the NIBC members possibly fit that role? If anyone does and is interested, I can put them in contact with my colleague, and they can take it from there.
Thanks very much Nigel.