Captain Joachim Ruether was in hand at WMI in Ladysmith to present students Nicolas Cote and Ryan Winger.
Ryan was a winner of one of this year’s NPESC/Supercargoes Bursary awards. He is working on his 150 ton ticket and plans to work on a 500 ton ticket at s later date.
Nicolas was the successful recipient of an NPESC Book Award and has been successful in his Master 150ton /Watchkeeping Mate studies.
This year’s BCIT First Year Achievement Bursary award was made to Cadet Havill Leitch by Captains Joachim Ruether and David Whittaker (left) on November 1st.
The three are joined by cadets Justin Bury, Alexander Holiove and Nicola Zimny and Captain Philip McCarter.
The latest edition of the NPESC Seatimes is now available. Click on the following link to read it. Our thanks, as usual, to Captain David Whitaker for putting this interesting publication together.
The latest edition of The New Zealand Company of Master Mariners (Tauranga Branch) Newsletter is now available.
Click on this link to read more…SEAVIEWS June 2017.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 NPESC Bursary awards.
Click here for more details.
Our very good friend and colleague Captain Zak Farid passed away on April 18th at Royal Jubilee Hospital Victoria following two weeks in the Intensive Care Unit. Family and a number of close friends were at his bedside at the time of his passing. Zak was the Director, Operational Safety & Standards for BC Ferries for a number of years and was a long-standing Chair of the Navigation Aids and Navigation Safety Sub-committee of the Pacific Coast Marine Review Panel. After BC Ferries he was appointed the lead auditor conducting International Safety Management (ISM) Audits for BC Ferries and was one of the safety inspectors for Vanuatu Flag vessels arriving in Canada. Zak also holds the honour of being master of Canada’s first hovercraft running on a commercial basis and was the recipient of Transport Canada’s 2007 Marine Safety Award that recognized his outstanding contributions to Canadian marine safety.
Captains Stan Bowles (left) and Joachim Ruether (right) present Engine Cadet Jashanreet (“Josh”) Singh Bains with the NPESC Bursary for 2016. Josh is a Second Year Cadet in the Marine Engineering Program at the Marine Campus of BCIT. His most recent sea phase of the program has been on an Algoma Chemical/Oil tanker, the M/T Algosea.