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BC Shipping News - April 2017 Highlights

By BCShippingNews 22 March 2017
Exclusive articles and updates on commercial marine activity on the West Coast of Canada...

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Industry Insight...Rhianna Henderson, BCIT Nautical Sciences Program: A fresh perspective...While usually reserving this section for senior executives, Henderson, a 23-year-old deck cadet, offers a very different perspective.

Cruise Industry...Ports getting ready for a stellar year...BC Shipping News finds high optimism, couple with hard-working staff getting ready to welcome the first passengers in early April.

Cruise terminals...Big-ship ready: Cruise terminal planning...by Darryl Anderson...One of the most critical factors influencing new cruise port planning and existing terminal redevelopment is the trend towards ever-larger cruise vessels.

Cruise agents...West Coast Agencies launched in time for cruise season... With the award of the contract on February 1, West Coast Agencies has been setting up a new presence at Ogden Point.

Cruise season...The 2017 cruise schedule guide for the Pacific Northwest...the very popular reference guide for vessels visiting the West Coast this season.

Marine Engineering...CIMarE / SNAME workshop looks at the marine industry in 2025... Three-in-one! Summary of presentations by Dan McGreer from Vard describes the US Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Cutter Program; Robin Stapleton (Robert Allan Ltd.) looks at the RAmora (the tele-operated tug); and Robert G. Allan (Robert Allan Ltd.) provides insights on the safety of tugboats and the challenges ahead.

Ferries...A tour of BC Ferries' Salish Orca...Almost set to take over for the Queen of Burnaby, travellers on the Comox-Powell River route are in for a real treat.

Hydrography..."Here Be Dragons..." The gentle 'arte' of hydrographic risk assessment...by Nigel Greenwood...The modern chart, with its standardized presentation, colour and neatly drawn contours, conveys an image of reliability and static perfection that is beguiling.


  • History Lesson: A maritime household: The family behind Cates Tugs by Lea Edgar, Vancouver Maritime Museum
  • Legal Affairs: Cruising in Canada's Arctic: The mis-adventure of the Clipper Adventurer by Russell Robertson, Bernard LLP
  • And much, much more! 
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