Newsletter of the Nautical Institute, British Columbia Branch
Volume 17 Issue 1 March 2006
General Meeting will be conducted this year in conjunction
with the 2006 Conference. Prior to the 22 April Conference
on Cruise Industry Evolution, members are requested to attend
the AGM dinner and meeting in the Ballroom at the Victoria
. Coast Harbourside Hotel 146 Kingston Street, the evening
Conference before, 21 April.
Saturday Due to the departure of several prominent board members
over the past year for professional and personal reasons, there
22 April 2006 are expected to be a number of vacancies on the Board. A
number of issues of importance to Branch membership will be
discussed at the AGM and members are encouraged to attend.
Cruise Industry Evolution
Its Impact on the Pacific Northwest The AGM will open for registration at 1730 hours and will be
called to order at 1800 hours. It is anticipated that AGM
Victoria BC business will be concluded by 1930 hours at which time
members will be invited to gather at a no host bar and join
those ladies and guests who may be in attendance for the
For Registration Contact dinner following.
Dinner at the AGM is free for members WHO CONFIRM
Captain Zak Farid
THEIR PRESENCE IN ADVANCE while guests and
email@example.com spouses will be charged $40 for dinner. Members and or
250 652 8087 guests and spouses who do not confirm in advance will not be
served dinner in the Ballroom but may purchase dinner in the
Captain David Smiley Blue Crab restaurant in the hotel. Please contact Acting
dsmiley@Islandnet.com Branch Secretary Captain Jim Steele MNI at
250 384 4191
Coast Victoria Harbourside Hotel and Marina
2006 AGM 21 April - Victoria
Following the successful trial in 2005 combining the Spring
Seminar with the AGM the previous night, the 2006 Annual
Cruise Industry Evolution - 2006
Members are requested to access the Branch website at
Conference www.nauticalinstitute.ca and to follow the links to seminars
Sponsors for the conference include: BC Ferries, Helijet, King
Brothers, MDA Marine Design Associates, Martech Polar,
Northwest Cruise Ship Association and Westcan.
In view of recent events in the industry, the conference will
be of great interest to a broad spectrum and members are
urged to ensure they confirm well in advance to guarantee
Marine Industry Human
– Vancouver -8th March 2006
A full slate of international speakers is on line to provide an in
depth view of the cruise ship industry and its evolution on the The purpose of the forum was to inform all interested parties
Pacific Northwest coast at the Branch’s 2006 Conference of the findings of the recent study on Human Resources issues
being held on 22 April at the Coast Victoria Harbourside for the west coast marine industry. As a result of an initiative
Hotel and Marina. of the Education Coalition of the Western Marine Community
Coalition, a comprehensive study of the current and projected
Opening the day long session will be Nautical Institute Chief requirements for people in the industry was carried out by
Executive Philip Wake FNI. Roslyn Kunin Associates.
Speakers and their topics, in order or presentation are: The Chairman of the forum , Mr. George Adams, in his
opening remarks drew the audience’s attention to the fact that
Susan Steele, Regional Director Maritime Services, Canadian it was abundantly apparent that there is widespread ignorance
Coast Guard Pacific Region; “Set Sail – Opportunities and of the marine industry, not just in the hinterland, but in
Challenges for the Canadian Coast Guard” Vancouver itself. There appears to be no acknowledgement
that the industry presents many and varied opportunities for
Noel DeChambeau, Director Alaska Marketing and Sales, worthwhile careers. Furthermore, the importance of the
Holland America Line; “The Evolution of the Alaskan Cruise marine industry to the economy of both Vancouver and
Market in the Last Two Decades” Canada is not widely understood at all.
Captain Larry Wilson, Vice President, British Columbia Coast After an earlier study on a limited basis revealed some of
Pilots; “The Evolving Role of the Pilot in the Cruise Ship these facts, a wider and more conclusive study had just been
Industry” concluded with the help of Human Resources and
Development Canada’s assistance.
Captain John Hansen, President Northwest Cruise Ship
Association; “Canada Place 20th Anniversary – 20 Years of Mr. John Dyble, Deputy Minister of Transportation in the BC
Cruise Industry Evolution” Government made the keynote address in which he pointed
out the strong economy in BC was visible everywhere and that
John D. Dwyer, Chief, Inspection Division, USCG Sector there could be no doubt that its continuance would be
Seattle; “USCG and IMO Oversight on Cruise Ships – Present dependent to a considerable extent on excellent transportation
and the Future” throughout the province. He went on to mention the Pacific
Gateway Strategy and the need to maximize exports and
Malcolm Barker, Manager, Victoria Shipyards; “Refreshing regional growth opportunities. He quoted some statistics
the Fleet” notably that the West Coast ports handle some 50% of
Canadian exports and 85% of Western products. By 2020 the
Greg Wirtz, Manager – Cruise and Trade Development, government sees some 51 million containers leaving Asia for
Vancouver Port Authority; “Cruise BC – Creating Cruise North America and hopes that the Pacific Gateway will handle
Tourism Opportunity for BC’s Coastal Communities” some 8-9 million of them. This will translate to some 50,000
jobs across all sectors of the industry. Major work is needed
Nigel Hastings, Senior Surveyor in Charge, West Coast for all modes of transport and the government is moving
Operations and Vancouver Port Lloyd's Register North ahead on this as it is well aware that the Lower Mainland is
America Inc; “The Evolution of Cruise Ship Designs” losing $1.5 billion a year as a result of congestion at present.
In concluding, he agreed that all this activity and expansion
calls for people, and he supported the industry’s efforts to be summer job programs and closer ties with Career Counselors
proactive in this matter. will be the way to go. Distributed learning will be the way of
the future, not hours in classrooms. Entry level positions must
The next speaker, Dr. Kunin, President of Roslyn Kunin and be paid at the level regarded as economically viable, not
Associates, a labour marker economist then summarized the minimum wage.
work her company has done in surveying the present situation
in the industry as it relates its people and with some thoughts In concluding, Dr. Kunin suggested that the watchword for the
for the future. In opening her presentation, Dr. Kunin future has to be either “Attract, Advance and Attach’ or
reminded everyone that the demographics of almost any “Gain, Train, and Retain” the workers if this serious and
workforce looked like a triangle with the largest numbers at universal problem is to be solved before it becomes and
the bottom or entry positions and the smallest at the top economic crisis.
management level. A steady flow of new workers into the
workforce kept the bottom well-supplied. However, in the The meeting then heard short briefings from various
1980’s a marked decline in the birthrate narrowed the base of companies in the marine sector, expressing their view of the
the triangle significantly. She used the analogy of a Christmas problem and some steps being taken to ameliorate problems.
tree. Although birth rates have since recovered somewhat, the
problem now is that there is still a serious shortage of young B C Ferries
potential workers theoretically available for entry –level
positions with all the downstream consequences. • Moderate concerns soon to become severe with
respect to licensed officers.
Furthermore, faced with the choice between spending their • Remote locations a problem in terms of attracting
working life indoors in front of a computer or outside in the new employees
rain and snow, the majority are opting for the former in large • Seasonal work also lessens attractiveness, especially
numbers. Exacerbating this situation is the fact that many jobs at the beginning of a term of employment.
now need far higher skill levels than used to be the case. This • Advancement from within needed
means training and training costs money. Either the worker or
the company has to pay and neither is keen to do so if they can BCMEA
avoid it. • Recruitment is not really the issue as applications far
outweigh number of jobs.
While the good news is that all sectors of the marine industry • Training and deployment of the workforce are the
are growing and have the potential to offer good jobs and challenges
career prospects, recruiting and retaining people will be the
• Need to be more innovative to ensure the right
constraining problem for the foreseeable future.
people in the right place at the right time.
• Need to increase the workforce by 1800 employees
To be specific, Dr. Kunin indicated that her study shows that
over the next 5 years due to attrition and the
Captains of ships and foremen ashore are old; averaging
predicted increase in container traffic.
between 50 and 65. Middle managers fare not much better,
• Major upgrading is underway at the BCMEA training
having an average age of 45-50. There is no backfill for these
facility including a crane simulator that is the best in
people! In the case of shore positions, however, in short term
things do not look so bad as the people now at sea will be
coming ashore looking for positions.
Canadian Coast Guard
The solution, she suggested, lies in finding ways to smooth • There will be a noticeable shortage starting in 5-6
upward mobility by addressing such things as seatime years and lasting out to 10 years depending on
requirements, removing barriers to the transfer from whether you are looking at seagoing or shore
unlicensed to licensed and making training readily available in positions.
innovative ways. • Retention is a problem in that younger employees are
impatient for promotion and do not want to wait for
She addressed the question of filling the void with immigrants what they consider to be an unnecessary length of
by saying that there is something of a myth in this area. First time.
of all, many countries now enjoy a far better lifestyle than the • Two-thirds of the shore staff come from seagoing
1940’s and 50’s so the urge to immigrate (at least positions and in doing so accept a salary penalty of
permanently) has diminished. Statistics show that many somewhere around 5-6%.
skilled male immigrants actually move on to other countries • Doubling the intake at the CCG College is occurring
after one year here. Finally, every industrialized country as well as some outside hiring of certificated
except the US has the same demographics problem as Canada personnel to make up shortages.
and so the competition for the best immigrants is fierce. • CCG is trying to keep training employees at regular
Immigration is only a very small part of any solution. intervals to make them feel they are moving ahead all
Closer to home, Dr. Kunin suggested a proactive approach to • Measuring and monitoring the HR situation needs to
the younger generation. Day trips to see the industry at work, be done better.
Washington Marine Group good officers who have sound seagoing experience, then ways
• Considerable numbers of retirements are forecast in must surely be found for them to be employed in the local
the next 5-10 years. industry which, as the meeting heard, is facing increasing
• WMG has taken on a Deckhand Training Program in shortages.
which prospective entrants into the industry are
selected and given basic training by the company. The final part of the meeting saw Rick Bryant, President of
Once they pass, they are sent to the Union Hall to the Chamber of Shipping explaining the way ahead for the HR
register and hopefully eventual hiring. The training Study. He stated that originally it was hoped that a single
program includes on the job experience as well as strategy would suit all sectors. However, it was now apparent
familiarization so that when/if hired by WMG, the that this could not be done. Certain levels will work within a
company knows what they can do and can put them common process but others must make their own solutions,
on the job immediately. unique to their requirements. Several sectors, such as
• Of the 2005 hirings, 71% had completed the management and shipyards require further work. The HR
program. Study will keep working on the common elements and do its
best to support those working separately.
• With respect to Masters and Mates, there is a similar
training program based on a selection process He asked that those interested watch the Chamber of Shipping
developed by the company. website for developments and promised more sessions like the
one being held to-day.
• Overall, WMG prefers to develop its own people,
providing a full career for those who show promise Captain J. K. Steele MNI, Branch Representative
and want to stay.
• WMG is also exploring the possibility of eliminating Western Marine Community
early retirement. Coalition Report
7 Mar 06
BC Road Builders Association
The meeting was called to order at 1130 hours by Acting
• Very similar problems as the marine industry with Chairman Rick Bryant.
lots of work and not enough workers now, let alone
in the future. Under Business Arising, the meeting took the opportunity of
• Shortage of supervisors is critical already. having Capt. Chris Badger present to pursue the outstanding
• Having drawn up training standards from scratch and issue of bunkering ships in English Bay and at Delta Port.
embarked on training programs, next move is to Capt. Badger dealt with the latter first by pointing out that a
market various roadbuilding jobs as a career path. covenant was signed 25 years ago with the local community in
which it was agreed that it would be illegal to transfer liquid
Canadian Merchant Service Guild hydrocarbons to ships at the facility. Thus, it was not an
• Full and active participation of both federal and option to seek permission to undertake fuelling there.
provincial governments is needed as the industry
is regulated by the former and education is the With respect to English Bay, a number of issues arise.
purview of the latter. Notwithstanding the fact that this proposal would remove the
• Cadet programs are an excellent way of speeding need for loaded coal ships to fuel in the Inner Harbour, the
up the acquisition of certificates rationale for not allowing it follows:
• The Arctic is an area often overlooked which 1. To date, the port has a very good record of no spills.
will need mariners even more in the future as the Ten to fifteen years ago, this was not the case, there
Mackenzie River and elsewhere are developed. often being 2-3 spills per week. This has been the
• Welcomed opportunity to assist in finding ways result of stringent guidelines and good education for
to both help members of CMSG and the all concerned.
employers in the industry. 2. From time to time, when emergencies arise, projects
to conduct the fuelling occur. However, the vagaries
A general discussion then occurred with various members of of the weather and ability to respond to an incident in
the audience expressing their points of view. Of particular English Bay are suspect.
note was the statement by two officers who graduated from 3. The Port of Vancouver actually has no jurisdiction
the BCIT Marine Campus Cadet Program. They went to sea in over English Bay other than for safe navigation
the deep sea fleet after graduation but when their company purposes. The provincial government and the local
found cheaper officers from another country they were let go. municipalities hold all other responsibilities and any
Applications to the West Coast Towboat Industry for proposal for fuelling would have to go through a
employment were rebuffed on the basis that it is too “unique” lengthy and complex environmental review. This in
for outsiders to be considered potentially useful. There was turn would likely trigger a review of all harbour
some agreement at the meeting that if Canada is producing
activities with the possibility of a less-than-desirable The next meeting will be on 16th May 2006.
impact on current operations.
Captain J. K. Steele, MNI Branch Representative
The meeting then discussed the utilization of the port’s
bunkering capability as it stands now and Captain Badger
offered to produce relevant statistics. The issues of ship delays
due to tides etc.in the First Narrows and possible conflicts
with cruise ship bunkering schedules were discussed at length
with input from the representative of BC Coast Pilots, Captain
Turning to New Business, the Acting Chairman reported that Captain John Lewis FNI – Has been elected Fellow of the
he had held a meeting with John Hansen and Frank Pasacreta Nautical Institute by council at the HQ Annual General
on the subject of a way ahead for WMCC: membership, Meeting this year. Captain Lewis was sited for his…
objectives, plans etc. in accordance with direction from the
last meeting. After some discussion, it was agreed that Ms. Julie Gascon, AMNI – Has resigned her seagoing
WMCC has essentially two vital roles. It can serve the marine assignment with the Canadian Coast Guard and taken a
community well by undertaking tasks or projects of position with Transport Canada in the Marine Safety Office in
importance to its constituent members when a collective voice Ottawa.
is called for when dealing with regulatory bodies.
Furthermore, WMCC can carry out the role of facilitating the Captain Brian Silvester FNI – It is understood that Captain
exchange of information among the various Brian Silvester FNI will be undergoing surgery shortly for a
associations/bodies/committees that exist in this area and painful illness and we all wish him a speedy recovery .
which are working for the benefit of the marine community
but which may be doing so in relative isolation. It was further Captain Geoff Vale MNI – Has just returned from the UK
suggested that the WMCC might perhaps instigate a semi- where he obtained his Masters in Maritime History from the
annual gathering of all groups to exchange information, Greenwich Marine Institute of Greenwich University after 9
obviate duplication of effort and perhaps highlight where a months of resident study.
more collective voice was needed.
Concluding this item, the meeting agreed that PACMAR was
recognized as both viable and useful and should continue its
work as presently constituted.
The A/Chairman then pointed out that WMCC seemed no
closer to finding a confirmed Chairman. As no one had
stepped forward for this position he suggested that perhaps he
UK takes practical step towards E-
could persuade a member of the Board of the Chamber of Navigation
Shipping to accept the honour. The meeting endorsed this idea DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT News Release (023)
unanimously. issued by The Government News Network on 9 March 2006
Shipping Minister Stephen Ladyman has today set out how
The A/Chairman reported that the Canadian Marine Industry the UK can make the most from the technology offered by
Association now has 5 government departments represented Automatic Identification System (AIS) to underpin electronic
on its Council and tasks are now being assigned to it i.e. navigation and facilitate a safer, modern shipping industry.
Infrastructure Capacity, Regulation, and Environment Action
Plan. The aim is to take certain recommendations from the A new strategy published by the Department for Transport
Marine Blueprint and action them. Rick Bryant is the local today details the areas where AIS technology could bring
representative. significant benefits beyond its primary function of monitoring
ship movements, and how the data it provides could open
Phil Nelson reported that the Second Narrows Risk some commercial revenue opportunities to offset its own
Assessment is moving forward, working on details. running costs.
Turning to Any Other Business, the meeting discussed the AIS is a radio-based ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore system
importance of supporting container terminal expansion that can identify and track the movement of ships up to 30
projects by becoming more involved and vocal when the miles out from the UK's coastline. Large ships, those of 300
naysayers are in full cry. Disinformation must be met with gross tonnage or more, have been required by the International
facts and the positive side to the projects fully explained. The Maritime Organisation to have had an AIS system installed
meeting also discussed the necessity of having good speaking for tracking purposes since 2004.
notes professionally prepared so that everyone was well – However, the technology behind AIS has the potential to offer
informed and ready to make the case whenever and wherever an even broader range of services: from a more responsive and
they could. lower-cost Aids to Navigation (AtoN); to assisting Search and
Rescue services and Counter Pollution activity; to building a The History of The Association of
comprehensive database of shipping movements along the
coastline. Marine Surveyors of British
And in doing so, AIS technology will form a key building
block in an 'e-navigation' system of the future - an
internationally integrated, electronic navigational aid that
could transform the shipping industry and provide a safer and
cleaner marine environment across the world.
Minister for Shipping Stephen Ladyman said:
"We need to take full advantage of the opportunities afforded
by Automated Identification technology. AIS is an essential
step towards e-navigation and as a result, will be a significant The Association of Marine Surveyors of British Columbia was
contributor towards our shared goal of safer and cleaner formed in 1969 under The Society Act of B.C. for the purpose
shipping not just around the UK, but across the globe. of bringing together General Marine Surveyors with the object
of enhancing and developing the practice of general marine
"The strategy I am announcing today will help to put in place surveying while providing a representative body in
a UK-wide network, both on shore and at sea, that will approaching the maritime industry.
maximize the full potential of AIS by 2010.
The membership comprises practicing Marine Surveyors
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) is responsible situated throughout the province of British Columbia,
for establishing the coastal ground-station infrastructure; particularly, at the principal ports of Vancouver, Victoria,
whilst the three General Lighthouse Authorities (GLAs) have Nanaimo, Prince Rupert and Kitimat, who bring to the
been researching how AIS can be adopted as a safe and Association their particular experience providing a broad and
efficient virtual AtoN. An Agreement is now in place diverse input. The members of this Association have
between the MCA and the three GLAs which underlines the undertaken to perform their respective services in keeping
MCA's lead responsibility for the development and adoption with the Code of Ethics and objectives of the Association.
of AIS, but recognises the important contribution to be made Our Constitution
by the GLAs' own AIS capability and the GLA responsibility
for AtoN. The name of the Society is the Association of Marine
Surveyors of British Columbia, hereinafter referred to as the
GNN 09 March 2006 Association.
1) The purpose of the Association is to:
a. Bring together the persons of specialized
More Big Ships Use Panama Canal training and experience presently practicing
the profession of General Marine Surveying.
ALTHOUGH total Panama Canal transits decreased 1.9%, to b. Combine membership skills for mutu6i
3,299, tonnage increased as more large ships used the development of the profession and so raise
waterway in the first quarter of fiscal 2006 - October to the standards of the profession.
December 2005. According the Panama Canal Authority, c. Develop and expand the complex basis of
transits by vessels 900 feet or more in length overall increased the profession.
11.4%, to 643. d. Regulate the professional practice by
providing guidance to General Marine
Transit time for booked and non-booked vessels dropped.
Additionally, net tonnage and usage of the reservation system
e. Represent the professional practice of
increased and official accidents decreased.
General Marine Surveying to Shipping and
Canal Waters Time (CWT), the average time it takes a vessel Marine Association enterprises and to the
to transit the Canal including waiting time for passage, General Public.
decreased 16.1% - to 20.57 hours from 24.51 hours. f. Represent the Association in establishing or
developing purposeful and meaningful
"These numbers are a great start to 2006. The reduction in communication with other professional
transit time exemplifies the ACP's commitment to fast and bodies, or organizations where interest may
efficient service, without compromising quality," said ACP be common, similar or associated.
Administrator/CEO Alberto Alemán Zubieta. "Moreover, g. The operations of the Association are to be
we're also investing in projects that augment throughput, carried out within the Province of British
which allows us to offer additional booking slots to our Columbia.
customers, thus enhancing the Canal's reliability."
Surveys provided by our membership range through hulls,
MGN 19 Jan 2006 machinery, cargo and terminals (port operations) to surveys of
special or particular nature embraced in the term "Marine which provide evidence of previous experience and / or
Related Transport". The field of General Marine Surveying qualifications.
involves virtually anything of a marine nature from canoes to
bulk carriers, cargoes, marinas, ship-yards, docks and bridges. Applications are reviewed by a Membership Committee and
may involve a written or oral examination.
Surveyors generally specialize in either one or more of the
three basic categories - Hull, Machinery or Cargo. With ever Contact Information
increasing changes in technology, surveyors have become President:
more versatile, and areas have overlapped to incorporate each Alistair Beaton firstname.lastname@example.org 604-506-5451
Cecil Noronha email@example.com
Preferred areas of practice used by surveyors now include Membership:
hull, machinery, engineering, cargo, containers, under-water Pat Haliburton firstname.lastname@example.org
inspections, facilities, liability and consulting. The entire field
can be subdivided into two very broad areas - condition and Internet: www.amsbc.org
Captain Richard Smith MNI
Carnival takes $40M cruise fire
CARNIVAL Corp will take a $33.5M-$41.9M charge in its
second quarter and full-year results as a result of the Star
Condition surveys are carried out for banks, insurance, ship- Princess fire. Yesterday, its Princess Cruises division
owners, buyers and cargo interests. These surveys generally announced that it would cancel a second voyage as a
deal strictly with the condition of the subject at the time of the permanent fix for the fire-stricken vessel was sought, but
survey and may include recommendations to improve the today Carnival made a significant change to its plans. The
situation. Damage surveys are usually carried out on behalf of decision has been made to cancel all voyages until mid-May;
underwriters. the ship will leave Grand Bahama Shipyard in Freeport this
week and sail to Lloyd Werft in Bremerhaven, Germany for
Surveyors of damage must be familiar with the particular full repairs. The ship will resume service with its summer
subject at hand, whether it be a yacht, machinery, cargo or a European season sailing from Copenhagen on 15 May. The
bridge. An understanding of salvage, repair costs and $0.04-$0.05/share earnings impact of the fire is on top of the
procedures, legal and insurance terminology, and investigation $0.10/share reduction in estimates for the year announced
techniques is invaluable for a surveyor involved in this field. during Carnival’s quarterly report last week. At that time,
Carnival cut 2006 earnings projections from $3-$3.10/share to
There are currently two classes of membership that new $2.90-$3/share, with Carnival chief operating officer Howard
applicants may apply for: "Ordinary Member" and Frank attributing these reductions to fuel (-$0.04/share); non-
"Probationary Member". All applicants must be Canadian recurring items (-$0.02/share) and lowered yield outlook (-
Citizens or Landed Immigrants. $0.05/share), counterbalanced by a positive $0.01/share
impact from currency.
To apply for Ordinary Membership an applicant must have
been a full time marine surveyor for five years within the Lloyd's Register – Fairplay28 Mar 2006
preceding seven years (the last twelve months must have been
served in Canada). Depending on the applicant's previous
qualifications and / or experience he / she may be given
credits to reduce the initial five year requirement.
A Probationary Member is any individual who, on entering
the General Marine Survey field, does not qualify as an
Ordinary Member but, nevertheless, shall have served the
previous 12 months as a General Marine Surveyor prior to
application for membership. When compliance with the By-
Laws applicable to Ordinary Membership is fulfilled,
elevation to the status of Ordinary Member shall be
All applicants are required to complete a Membership
Application form and also submit samples of their survey
reports along with copies of any documentation / certification Photo of Cruise Ship Star Princess showing burned out cabins on port side.
One report states the fire was the result of smoking.
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Telephone (604) 929-2667 Any members who would like to see their own or others
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advertisements must be delivered to the Editor in digital ready
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the A/Treasurer, Captain Richard Smith is confirmed.
Telephone (604) 467-9557
Fax (604) 467-9650
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Telephone (250) 652-6201
Fax (250) 652-6205 Richard Smith, AMNI has taken over responsibility for the
E-mail email@example.com Branch’s web site from Captain Stan Bowles FNI. The
website provides “one stop shopping mart” for all information
Branch related, as well as a host of other information of
2005 DIRECTORS interest to members. Don’t only log onto the site at
www.nauticalinstitute.ca members should considering making the
Captain C. Frappell MNI Branch site your home page on your internet browser.
Captain B. Johnston FNI
Captain J. Lewis MNI To do this, access the site by entering the site by clicking on
Captain A. Shard FNI (Hon Life Director) www.nauticalinstitute.ca or by typing www.nauticalinstitute.ca into
Captain B. Silvester FNI your browser’s “go to” address bar. Once on the site, click on
Captain H. Silvester MNI “Tools” at the top of your browser. Then click on “Internet
Captain D. Smiley MNI Options”. Click the tab “General” then click “Use Current”.
Captain R. Smith MNI This will direct you to the Branch Web Site each time you log
Captain (N) James Steele MNI on to the internet.
Lt Cdr G. Stanford FNI (Hon Life Director)
Members Mail and Email Addresses
Members are encouraged to assist the Branch Executive in
maintaining the most up to date contact information. Please
contact (in the temporary absence of a Branch Secretary) the
Communication Director, Captain David Snider, at
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interested in getting email addresses and phone contact lists
updated. Email post of the BowWave and Seminar
announcements enables the Branch to reduce the high cost of