“The Sea” is a quarterly publication put out by The Mission to Seafarers. You can read a copy of the Fall 2020 edition by CLICKING HERE.
Author: Richard Smith
Latest Seatimes Now Available
Seatimes 25th anniversary edition
The July edition of our newsletter “Seatimes” is now available. It is our 25th anniversary edition and, as always packed with interesting articles. As a bonus, this special edition also includes a copy of our very first Seatimes newsletter from 25 years ago.
May “Seatimes” is now available…
The May edition of “Seatimes” is now available to download and read.
As always this provides a great read and is packed with interesting articles including “The ship that ran backwards”…
The plight of the seafarer during Covid 19
The March edition of Seatimes is available now
The March 2020 edition of our Seatimes publication is now available for download by clicking here.
Past editions can be accessed by clicking on the “Seatimes” link in the main menu bar at the top of the page.
Spring Bursaries 2020
Applications are now invited from qualified students for the spring 2020 NPESC bursaries.
There will be two C$1,500 bursaries awarded to applicants enrolled in Nautical Science or Marine Engineering courses of a minimum length of 250 hours at a training institution approved by Transport Canada and registered with the British Columbia government.
These bursaries have been made possible by the generous contribution of Captain Harry Allen and also from other endowment funds Income
To make an application, CLICK HERE
Please note that the deadline for applications is April 30th 2020
There will very likely be another competition in the fall of 2020 with more Bursaries being offered. If you are not successful at this spring event, we encourage you to re-apply in the fall.
As always, the successful candidates are required to write to the Society after one year, to inform us of their progress and how the award was used. Such letters may be used in the Society’s newsletter or website”.
Bursary Certificates Presented at BCIT
At noon today we were thrilled to present 5 successful applicants for our bursary awards with their certificates for 2019.
Certificates were presented to Nautical Science students Noah Hendricks, Robert Jamieson, Justin Lamarche and Zachary Mauriks as well as Marine Engineering student Ahmed Beltmer.
It was a great pleasure to have one of our major benefactors, Captain Harry Allen, in attendance to make the presentation to Cadet Justin Lamarche. The bursary awarded to Justin was made possible by a generous donation made by Captain Allen.
Zachary Mauriks receives his certificate from NPESC Chair Capt. Richard Smith
Ahmed Beltmer receives his award from Captains Brian Johnston and Joachim Ruether of NPESC
Noah Hendricks received his certificate from Captain Smith
Captains Smith and Ruether bump elbows with Robert Jamieson as he accepts his certificate
Also in attendance at this presentation ceremony was Captain Barbara Howe who, in her capacity as a member of the Vancouver division of Master Mariners of Canada, presented a certificate to Cadet Dylan Shaver as the successful recipient of their Baugh Fund Scholarship. During her presentation, Captain Howe reminisced about receiving this self same award early on in her career and the ways in which it helped her.
As the chair of the International Sailors’ Society of Canada (ISSC) Bursary Committee, Captain Smith also took the opportunity to present their 2019 Maritime Bursary Award certificate to Ahmed Beltmer.
Captain David Whittaker was in attendance and also wearing two hats. Both as a founding member of the NPESC and single handedly responsible for publication of the NPESC publication “SEATIMES” as well as a member of the BC Branch of the Nautical Institute. It was in this capacity that he presented the 2019 NIBC/VTF (Nautical Institute BC Branch/Vancouver Transportation Foundation) bursary award certificate to Cadet Robert Jamieson.
ISSC now accepting bursary applications
The International Sailors Society of Canada are now accepting applications for their 2020 Bursaries.
CLICK HERE for more details.
Book Award at WMI
On Thursday February 6th, it was our pleasure to be able to make a book award to Master 150GT student, Thierry Lefebvre-Lepage, at the Western Maritime Institute campus in Ladysmith, Vancouver Island. In the attached photograph Thierry accepts his award (the DOKMAR international Collision Regulations Guide Book) from Captains Stan Bowles and Joachim Ruether of the NPESC.