This year, IMO’s Day of the Seafarer campaign wants to celebrate seafarers and let the world know how and why seafarers are indispensable to everyone.
The campaign theme this year is: “At Sea For All”.
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim said: “this year, on June 25th, the Day of the Seafarer, we are once again asking people everywhere to show their appreciation for the seafarers that quietly, mostly unnoticed, keep the wheels of the world in motion”.
It was with great pleasure that Richard Smith attended at the Marine Campus of BCIT in North Vancouver, as a director of the BC Branch of The Nautical Institute, on June 16th to make a presentation to 3rd year Deck Cadet Jeremy Botel.
Jeremy is one of three recipients of Vancouver Transportation Foundation (VTF) Scholarships in 2016.
These scholarships are vetted and awarded by the BC Branch of The Nautical Institute on behalf of the VTF. In addition to this award Jeremy was also offered a complimentary year of membership in The Nautical Institute.
Our congratulations to Jeremy and thanks to the students and staff at the campus for permitting us the opportunity to make this presentation.
We were pleased to be able to present a copy of The Marine Firefighting manual to Rene Tomljenovic (centre), a student enrolled in the Watch-keeping Mate program at WMI. On hand to make the presentation from NPESC was Captain Joachim Reuther (right) along with WMI President, Captain Bob Kitching (left).
We have added a donation form to our site to make it easier for individuals or organisations to make tax deductible donations to NPESC. This is primarily for those who wish to simply make a donation and are not interested in maintaining membership in the Society.
In order to bring our AGM in-line with that of the BC Branch of The Nautical Institute, the NPESC will be holding its 2015 AGM in conjunction with the NIBC on Saturday May 14th at The Vancouver Maritime Museum.
The meeting will take place at 11:00 hours and members and other interested parties are encouraged to join us and hear about our fund raising efforts along with news about the bursaries that we have given out thus far, this year.
For those interested in joining our Society your annual membership fee of C$40.00 will receive a tax deductible receipt and will help us in pursuing our goal of furthering the professional education of Canadian mariners. For your convenience, receipts will be provided at the meeting.