Industry Insight: Canada's Ocean Protection Plan: Year in review by Yvette Myers, Executive Director, OPP Pacific Region, Transport Canada...Myers provides a big-picture look at the many initiatives being planned and already underway for the largest investment ever made to protect Canada's coasts.
Canadian Coast Guard: Coast Guard responds to changing seas...by Darryl Anderson...Overseeing Canada's maritime services, like aids to navigation, waterways management, environmental response, icebreaking, search and rescue and marine communications and traffic services, CCG keeps up with a changing sea of issues.
Shipbuilding: Progress on NSS on display at Seaspan...Vancouver Shipyards held an open house in early October and the result was a smashing success with thousands of curious visitors realizing just how much work has been done on Canada's non-combat fleet renewal.
Royal Canadian Navy: RCN readies for a new oceanic era..."Not since the great era of exploration in the 16th century have oceans played such an important role in global affairs as they do today," said Rear Admiral Art McDonald to a packed Port Authority Conference.
Spill response: WCMRC's remarkable transformation...by Captain Stephen Brown...The rapid expansion of Western Canada Response Corporation is examined by Captain Brown.
Search and Rescue: Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue: Excellence in community-based marine safety...Pat Quealey, CEO for RCMSAR describes the evolution of volunteer support to marine communities, and provincial and federal mandates in B.C.
Cruise Industry: While cruise remains strong, issues on the horizon could affect future success...Greg Wirtz, President CLIA - North West and Canada provides a recap of Canada's cruise industry for the past season, a forecast for 2018 and a heads up on some critical issues that will need to be solved for continued success.
International Shipping: Vancouver International Maritime Centre releases report on Vancouver's potential. VIMC's World Maritime Day luncheon culminated in the launch of the latest Menon Economics report describing Vancouver's potential as a global maritime hub.
Longshore Workers: ILWU Canada conference engages young workers...ILWU Canada's Young Workers Conference takes on an importance that speaks to changing demographics and efforts to ensure the legacy of past union leaders endures.