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Marine safety systems, safety layers and safety cultures
Mahatma Gandhi is credited with a brilliantly snappy remark he made in 1930 whilst disembarking in Southampton. Still on the gangway, he was overwhelmed by a pool of journalists and one of them asked, “Mr. Gandhi, what do you think of democracy...
Gordon Yahn, Managing Director, Samson Tug Boats
While most of the deepsea vessels trading to Canada’s West Coast are foreign registered and foreign crewed with officers often carrying Liberian or Maltese certification — the domestic fleet of ferries, tugboats, patrol boats, fishing ves...
Russell Oye stands next to the medium speed turbo diesel engine donated to the Motive Power Centre of Excellence by MAN Diesel & Turbo. Photo by BC Shipping News.
The Motive Power Centre of Excellence is proof of the old adage, “It takes a village to raise a child.” The collaboration between industry, academia and government has resulted in a world-class learning centre where students reap the bene...
Keeping equipment in a ready-to-use state saves precious time in an emergency...
PEP: People, Equipment, Procedures — all are needed to ensure emergency response is timely and effective. The following principles may assist those required to plan, train for and implement emergency response actions. Though simple in theory, n...
Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Board Industry Workforce Strategy: Toward 2020...
Last year, BC Shipping News reported on the draft study from the BC Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Board (SSRB), Towards 2020, A BC Shipbuilding & Ship Repair Industry Workforce Strategy. Our focus at that time was to highlight the critical needs f...