The International Sailors Society (Canada) is now accepting applications for its Maritime Bursary created in honour of its long-serving director and corporate secretary, Sue Hanby. The bursary is open to students who are enrolling in marine-related studies with a recognized educational institution, however, please note that preference will be given to students who are preparing for a sea-going career.
You have eagerly awaited the latest offering of our quarterly publication “Seatimes” and now it’s here and packed full of the quality content that you have become used to. CLICK HERE to read the November 2023 edition.
DAY SAIL ON A WARSHIP WITH THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY
Hands-on experience of a day in the life of Navy personnel on board an active duty warship! See and experience the various ship duty stations, crew quarters & mess, operational equipment; RCAF joint search and rescue demonstration, ship firefighting simulation, and scenario demonstrations of the warship’s impressive manoeuvring capabilities. Lunch will be provided.
BCIT Marine Campus students receive their certificates
NPESC was pleased to be able to finally make presentations of certificates to 2021 Fall Bursary award winners Greydon O’Brien, Daryl Pernia and Devin Fear at the BCIT Marine Campus earlier this month. On hand to make the presentations on behalf of NPESC were Captains Ed Monteiro, Stan Bowles and Joachim Ruether.
The Canadian Marine Industry Foundation (CMIF) is working to develop dynamic and innovative solutions to create long-term human capital sustainability for one of Canada’s most vital industries that is facing significant talent shortages, now and well into the future.
I am ashamed to be an executive in the maritime industry!” said Frank Coles in a recent LinkedIn post.
This statement was in regard to his recent petition asking Joe Biden and Boris Johnson to prioritize seafarer travel.
The petition has surpassed its goal of 5,000 signatures (6,070 to be exact). So Coles is pleased, right?
The Coles controversy all started last month when maritime influencer Lena Göthberg published the 165th episode of her popular Shipping Podcast, and the content shocked listeners. Her guest, the former CEO of Transas and Wallem Group Frank Coles, put forth a radical new idea: organizing a global seafarer strike.
The idea went viral, but rather than pushing for an immediate strike, Coles asked his thousands of social media followers to sign and share a simple seafarer travel petition. The petition asks world leaders to protect the right of seafarers to travel without onerous regulations for visas. But rather than submit the petition, Coles has doubled his target from 5,000 signatures to 10,000 and has widened the scope to include the IMO.
“The IMO is the most ineffective UN body,” said Coles. “Their recent seafarer video (linked HERE) is stating the obvious. It’s diplomatic waffle. How have we come to this level of over-the-top treatment of seafarers? On top of dead crew not being landed, crew being forced to stay way over their contracts, etc etc etc.”
Regardless of your thoughts on Coles’ media tactics, his petition is picking up steam.
NPESC is pleased to announce the creation of the Nautical Professional Education Society of Canada (NPESC) Legacy Fund with the Vancouver Foundation.
The purpose of this fund is to provide income (through interest) that will provide education bursaries and/or scholarships that will be made to maritime students within Canada in the name of those NPESC members who have crossed the bar and are no longer with us.
If you would like further information regarding this fund and/or would like to make a donation to the fund please CLICK HERE.