Book award made to Camosun student

NPESC director Vivienne Siddall was pleased to attend at Camosun college earlier this week to present a book award to student Nigel Mark. In addition to our bursary awards, NPESC also makes book awards to students

Vivienne presents Nigel with his book award while Rick Worrall (of Camosun) looks on

Vivienne also took the opportunity to speak to several other students who were in attendance to let them know about NPESC and it’s aims.

Looking for something to help you “be kind, be calm and be safe”?

The February 2021 edition of our quarterly publication “Seatimes” is now available and jam packed full of Covid busting articles that will put you in the right frame of mind to deal with the ongoing, worldwide pandemic. CLICK HERE to get yourself back in the groove.

VMAA Luncheon Series

Register now and don’t miss your chance to attend the Vancouver Maritime Arbitrators Association online seminar on December 10th.

The speaker will be Mr. Justice Christopher Giaschi of the Supreme Court of British Columbia. His topic will be The scope of `Navigation and Shipping`, in the wake of the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in the Transport Desgagnés (Wärtsilä) case.

Date: Thursday December 10, 2020

Time: 12:00 – 13:00 PST

Location: WebEx

Fee: $25 for members; $45 for non-members

To register, please email

Please note: the webinar has already been certified for one hour of CPD credit by the Law Society of British Columbia, for participating B.C. lawyers.

Captain Brian Silvester Maritime Education Bursary Fund

We are pleased to announce that we can now accept on-line payments for donations to the Captain Brian Silvester Maritime Education Bursary Fund that has been set up to commemorate and honour Brian’s contribution to the education of Canadian Mariners. Full details of the scholarship / bursary will follow in due course.

Click here for details on how to make a donation.

BCIT Foundation Bursary Recipient…

Congratulations to BCIT Nautical Sciences Cadet Mark Orehov on being chosen as the recipient of the BCIT Foundation First Year Achievement Award for 2020. Monies for this award are made up from interest generated by the BCIT Foundation as well as from donations made to the NPESC.

The presentation of our cheque and certificate were made to Mark by our secretary/treasurer Captain Joachim Ruether (on the left) while following Covid-19 protocols.