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From the lobby of the Vancouver Maritime Museum: Steady Eddie
During the age of sail, a figurehead placed on the prow of a ship was common practice. Dating back thousands of years, these works of art sadly died out as naval architecture progressed and we eventually moved away from large-scale wooden ships....
Captain Phill Nelson and Leo Stradiotti stand with Joe and Sharon Gosse.
The Council of Marine Carriers and the organizing committee of the 22nd Tugboat Conference are to be congratulated on presenting such a relevant and  engaging three-day event. The conference, held from June 1 – 3 in Whistler, had the right...
Left to right: Dermot Loughnlane (Tactical Marine); Rear Admiral Art McDonald (Maritime Forces Pacific); RAdm Nigel Greenwood (Ret'd); RAdm Roger Girouard (Ret'd) (Canadian Coast Guard); and Captain Kevin Obermeyer (Pacific Pilotage Authority).
Feedback from all who attended the Nautical Institute BC Branch 2017 Conference consistently referenced the well-organized and relevant agenda when considering the event’s success.
Nanaimo Assembly Wharf (Photo: Nanaimo Port Authority / Arrowsmith Aerial)
Ignoring the trade-protectionist elephant in the room, 2017 might actually turn out to be a banner year for most B.C. terminals if First Quarter trends continue. That’s a big ‘if’ however, given the unpredictability of U.S. trade po...
Darryl Anderson Managing Director, Wave Point Consulting
Momentum to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) froze thanks to the tone and tenor of President Trump. An “America first” approach driving a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement and the recent ratification of th...