BC Shipping News – Volume 9, Issue 2
Focus on Safety and Training
Industry Insight: Modern Class…Anders Mikkelsen, Business Development Director, DNV GL Maritime…Mikkelsen sees DNV GL as a modern classification society — at the forefront of innovation but rooted in experience and knowledge dating back over 150 years.
Industrial Marine: ABCMI moving forward on ambitious initiatives…By Alex Rueben…Due to retirements, work transitions, and sector growth, an estimated 16,560 job openings are projected in the sector by 2027.
Training & Education I: The Certificate of Competency: An academic credential?…By Captain Philip McCarter…”I was amazed by the number of Greek nautical training schools that had collaborated with universities and colleges, primarily in the U.K., to provide pathways for young seafarers to a diploma or an undergraduate degree.
Safety Training: Simulation technology clears the smoke around maritime fire safety training…A new take on simulation training aims to instill more confidence and competence for fire parties tackling onboard emergencies…
Preserving History: The case for a historic vessel registry for B.C. …By Robert G. Allan and John McFarlane…As champions of the maritime history of British Columbia, the authors supported a presentation to Heritage BC on the importance of recognizing the invaluable maritime heritage of this Province.
Maritime Safety I: Dropped objects: The unseen menace…By Philip Woodcock…As the B.C. maritime industry starts to prepare itself for the boom that will come from the development of LNG exports, focus on the risks from dropped objects will only increase.
Cargo Surveys: Sampling and testing for ocean-going vessels…By Tim Ellis…The commercial needs for sampling and testing have a high profile because they are the benchmarks for value and quality, critical in any commercial transaction…
- History Lesson: Whistle while you work — The history of the bosun’s call…By Lea Edgar, Vancouver Maritime Museum.
- Legal Affairs: The Polar Code — Ship safety and environmental protection in Arctic and Antarctic waters…By David K. Jones, Bernard LLP.