BCIT Nautical Sciences students Jeremy Botel and Matthew Clarke were two of the succesful applicants for this year’s NPESC bursary awards. Earlier today they were presented with their cheques and certificates by BC Supercargoes Association President, Terry Stuart. Also in attendance was NPESC secretary/treasurer Captain Joachim Ruether. These two awards were made possible by a generous donation from the BC Supercargoes Association.
Western Maritime Institute student Cody Goliath (centre) is presented with his cheque and certificate as one of the successful applicants for this years NPESC bursaries. Making the presentation to Cody, on behalf of NPESC, is Captain John Lewis. (Right). Also in attendance from WMI is Captain Bob Kitching, FNI (left), himself a founding member of NPESC.
The recently announced $1.5 billion Ocean Protection Plan for Canada has four encompassing priority areas:
- Creating a world-leading marine safety system
- Preserving and restoring the marine ecosystem
- Investment in oil spill response and cleanup
- Partnerships with Indigenous communities
Included in the Ocean Protection Plan are new navigational aids, added towing capacity, a review of the Pilotage Act, and engagement with Indigenous groups in matters relating to spill response and marine safety. To read the full plan, visit: http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/oceans-protection-plan.html.
Camosun College, Nautical Studies student, Allison McKellar, receives her 2016 Bursary Award from NPESC director, Captain Brian Silvester
Congratulations to the successful applicants for our 2016 bursary awards.
Our awards committee had a very tough task this year in choosing the winners from an outstanding group of applicants. From the total of 19 applicants the following 5 winners were chosen:
Jashanreet Singh Bains, Jeremy Botel, Matthew Clarke, Cody Goliath and Allison McKellar.
Thank you to all that applied.