• 18 Cheviot Hill, Porters Lake, NS B3E 1K1
Sept 16 VI Branch Meeting

Vancouver Island Branch Meeting – In Person Harbour Road Yard Tour

Thursday, 16 September is our first in-person meeting in close to two years, and it will be a good one!

Point Hope Maritime is courteously hosting VI branch’s September meeting with a tour of their Harbour Road Yard in the upper harbor.

We’ll assemble inside the gate nearest the Johnson St.  Bridge (Old Blue….) for an 1830 tour start. 

Parking will be inside the yard gate to the right, one of us will be there to guide you.

 IMPORTANT!!

Cyclists coming off the bridge ramp at the head of the yard’s driveway can be a real hazard! They are coasting, fast, and often don’t realize that cars are transiting their bike lanes. Be very alert and cautious as you make the turn into the yard.

AND A REMINDER;   Dress for the weather.   We’ll be walking outside. Gloves may be useful, sturdy walking shoes are suggested (no open toes or heels!).  Bring a mask so that if we go inside we can be compliant with health directives.

For those of you not familiar with the yard, it is a full-service yard, with a full machine shop, assembly hall, welding shop, electrical shop, and a sophisticated painting prep and application crew.  Vessels are hauled on a 1200 ton marine railway to a turntable, then the vessels are shunted onto spur tracks where the work is done. They have a fully compliant waste water treatment system, and use advanced hoarding and noise abatement systems to minimize their impact on nearby neighbourhoods.

Sam Johnson, the Production Technical Manager, will guide the tour.  He will also describe some of their future plans —it’s quite a vision.

We may be able to get aboard a vessel(s) on the hard, depending on what vessels are hauled that evening.

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

1830 SHARP ON THURSDAY 16 SEPTEMBER

Bill Wallace, VI Branch Comms, for the Executive Committee

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Technical Presentation: OCEANOGRAPHIC BUOY MOORINGS

C.I.MAR.E.    VANCOUVER ISLAND BRANCH INVITES YOU TO JOIN THEM FOR AN INFORMATIVE WEBINAR

DATE: THURSDAY, MARCH 18th, 2021

TIME: 19:00 Pacific (22:00 Eastern, 23:00 Atlantic, 23:30 NFLD)

OCEANOGRAPHIC BUOY MOORINGS

This coming Thursday, the 19th of March, Ryan Nicoll will give a presentation on how the mooring systems of deep-ocean oceanographic buoys are developed, along with a comparison of predicted vs. actual mooring loads. Oceanographic moorings are critical to our collective ability to measure and understand oceanographic processes. The moorings locate buoys in all water depths, and must survive the effects of wind, currents, and waves. Development and deployment of these buoys is critically dependent on their mooring systems.

The mooring systems, in turn, are site-specific to the buoys’ location, and the engineering behind the mooring systems are a specialty of DSA Ocean, which Ryan founded.

 

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Technical Presentation by Western Canadian Marine Response Corporation – Mitigating Oil Spills

C.I.MAR.E.    VANCOUVER ISLAND BRANCH INVITES YOU TO JOIN THEM FOR AN INFORMATIVE WEBINAR

DATE: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18th

TIME: 19:00 PST (22:00 EASTERN, 23:00 ATLANTIC, 23:30 pm NFLD)

Oil Spills – Can They Be Mitigated on Canada’s West Coast

Michael Lowry, Communications Manager for Western Canadian Marine Response Corporation, will give a presentation on WCMRC’s presence and capabilities on the BC coast, along with a generous serving of actual sea stories, describing the challenges of both human and environmental genres, and will outline how the cleanup of an oil spill is managed and presented.

 

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Vancouver Island Branch Meeting and Technical Presentation

 

Thursday’s presenter will be Klaus Kreye from BC Hydro.

He’ll be speaking about power supply to Vancouver Island and particularly to the challenges of providing cold-ironing capability at the Ogden Point piers.

He’ll welcome all questions, not just particular ones to the topic above, recognizing that his expertise and ours overlaps in the field of shorepower requirements of large cruise ships. and there are a wide range of interesting electrical issues in play on our Island.

The meeting will use CIMarE’s GoToMeeting software as its platform

It’s an easy platform to use  (trust me on this……….I’ve had no problems using it, and I’m no computer whiz……)

The site will open at 1900; the first 30 minutes are the equivalent of the friendly conversations prior to our in-person meetings, and can also provide time to salt down minor procedural glitches.  The presentation will start at 1930 from your favorite browser, log into the members only area and view the event to get the GoTo Meeting Link.

Our Web Meeting Coordinator, Brian Merz, will be onsite to support us if there is a hiccup, and can be reached by phone at 236-562-4738 once the site opens.

This new media platform will widen the scope of future potential presentations and it will enable us to stay in contact with one another both visually and audibly.

Our first few virtual Branch meetings  have been excellent.

I hope that all who can will partake of this opportunity to be part of a significant step forward in the Vancouver Island Branch’s future.

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Vancouver Island Member Meeting – November

C.I.MAR.E.    VANCOUVER ISLAND BRANCH INVITES YOU TO JOIN THEM FOR AN INFORMATIVE WEBINAR

DATE: THURSDAY, November 19th, 2020 

TIME: 19:00 PACIFIC (22:00 EASTERN, 23:00 ATLANTIC, 23:30 NFLD)

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHAT IT TAKES TO MOOR A LARGE SHIP? – QUITE A BIT! 

A presentation with a blend of construction diagrams, history, objectives and sea stories leading up to descriptions of the new dolphin project at Odgen Point, BC

Presenter

Mark Crisp, Director, Infrastructure,

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority

Mark is responsible for planning and implementation of Asset and Capital works programs/projects for Greater Victoria Harbour Authority.

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