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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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Webinar On the Radar: Digitalisation in Subsea Operations & Marine Assets.

The National Council extends an invitation from the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology webinar On the Radar: Digitalisation in Subsea Operations & Marine Assets.

As we continue to change, we will through our Web Site encourage participation in the marine community.

Register for a free online panel event, IMarEST On the Radar: Digitalisation in Subsea Operations & Marine Assets.

Taking place on Wednesday 23 June, our specialist panellists will discuss the use of digital twins in the imminent transition from fossil fuel to renewable energy. Looking at the digitalisation of marine and subsea assets, experts will also examine the transfer of skills that will be required for this transition to take place, taking knowledge from the oil and gas sector into the green energy space.

The event will be available for registrants to watch on-demand if unable to watch live.

You can find out more about our panellists, and register for free here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/imarest-on-the-radar-digitalisation-in-subsea-operations-marine-assets-tickets-153598734951

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In Memory of – Thomas Ward

Dear Membership,

We are sad to share with the membership that on May 7th 2021 Mr. Thomas Charles Ward passed away. Tom served the Canadian maritime industry in various capacities throughout his career including president of CIMarE, received the Medal of Excellence in 2013, and countless other achievements. He will be sorely missed. CIMarE executive committee and members would like to pass on our condolences to all Tom’s family and friends.

Regards,

CIMarE Vancouver Branch

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Technical Presentation: Wind Propulsion

C.I.MAR.E.    ST LAWRENCE BRANCH INVITES YOU TO JOIN THEM FOR AN INFORMATIVE WEBINAR

DATE: TUESDAY, JUNE 8th, 2021

TIME: 12:00 Eastern (9:00 Pacific, 13:00 Atlantic, 13:30 NFLD)

WIND PROPULSION WITH GAVIN ALLWRIGHT and KONSTANTINOS M FAKIOLAS:

Abstract:

Overview of wind propulsion developments in the market and the potential for wind propulsion systems to help decarbonise commercial shipping. An introduction to the various technology systems and their attributes. Focusing on forecasts for development, recent installations and the pipeline for projects over the next 2-3 years. A discussion of the main drivers and barriers to the adoption and scaling of wind propulsion systems and wind assist ship propulsion (WASP). The following theme topics presented:
• The Wind potential in Oceans (5’)
• Available WASP technologies (5’)
• Principles of Thrust generation from WASP (10’)
• Ship Integration of Wind propulsion systems (10’)
• Regulatory developments (IMO, Class) (10’)

Speakers:

Gavin Allwright,

Secretary General, International Windship Association (IWSA)

Gavin Allwright is the Secretary General of the International Windship Association (IWSA). www.wind-ship.org Established in 2014, this not-for-profit has grown to 130+ members from across the shipping industry and is working to promote and facilitate the uptake of wind
propulsion solutions in commercial shipping. Alongside his work as association secretary, he also leads the policy work stream, requiring regular attendance at IMO, EU and national government level meetings and sits on the stakeholders advisory committee for the MTCC network at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). www.decadeofwindpropulsion.org

Gavin is also a non-executive board member for the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA), a work package leader on the EU Interreg Wind Assist Ship Propulsion (WASP) and advisor on various shipping decarbonisation projects. He is a regular guest lecturer at the UN World Maritime University (WMU) and holds a Masters degree in Sustainable Development, specialising in small scale sustainable shipping and logistics in developing countries and was an expert reviewer for the IPCC special report on 1.5C climate change.

Konstantinos M. Fakiolas,

Naval Architect & Marine Engineer

Konstantinos is a Naval Architect & Marine Engineer, graduate from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), with Master Thesis on Ship Hydrodynamics (CFD Analysis), and further post-graduate studies in Marine Technology and Ocean Science with focused specialization in energy efficiency of ships.

Involved in the Shipping Industry since the year 1998, working as a Surveyor on behalf of Flag Administrations, Naval Architect-Designer for Passenger/Ferry/Mega Yacht Ships, New buildings and Retrofit Supervisor and engineering Project Manager for RoRo-passenger and wet/dry/gas commercial cargo ships, working in Asia closely with Shipyards for custom designed energy efficient cargo ships and ship conversions for energy efficiency.

Since 2014 studying Wind propulsion technologies on ships, developing reference projects and participating in research projects such as WiSP JIP, being a member of the International Wind Ship Association. He is the Author of the 1st Industry Book about Wind propulsion for commercial ships, the ‘Wind
Propulsion Principles’.

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Technical Presentation: Wartsila EEXI Engine Power Limitation Energy Efficiency Technology

C.I.MAR.E.    ST. LAWRENCE BRANCH INVITES YOU TO JOIN THEM FOR AN INFORMATIVE WEBINAR

DATE: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14th, 2021

TIME: 12:00 Eastern (8:00 Pacific, 13:00 Atlantic, 13:30 NFLD)

Wartsila EEXI Engine Power Limitation Energy Efficiency Technology

Abstract: Synopsis: Planned to come into action in 2023 the proposed amendments to the MARPOL convention requires ships to combine a technical and an operational approach to reduce their carbon intensity. This is in line with the ambition of the Initial IMO GHG Strategy, which aims to reduce carbon intensity of international shipping by 40% by 2030, compared to 2008. The technical requirement to reduce carbon intensity, based on a new Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI); and the operational carbon intensity reduction requirements is based on a new operational carbon intensity indicator (CII).  The dual approach aims to address both technical (how the ship is retrofitted and equipped) and operational measures (how the ship operates). The attained Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) is required to be calculated for every ship and in this webinar we will analyze the calculation and identify measures that will improve efficiency that will by extension improve the EEXI and CII.

Speaker:                 

Mark Keneford
General Manager, Marine Solutions, Wartsila

Mark Keneford has been with Wartsila for 10 years. Mark is responsible for Wartsila Marine Solutions sales across Canada and works with shipowners, design companies, shipyards and various regulatory and other marine stakeholders in addressing solutions to meet their challenges.

Contact: mark.keneford@wartsila.com, Mobile +1 514 247 5940

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St Lawrence Branch Donates to Mariner House in Montreal

On March 24, CIMarE St Lawrence Branch presented a $500.00 cheque to Mariners House in Montreal.  This donation supports the valuable work they provide seafarers which is especially required during the time of COVID 19.

Carolyn Osborne accepted the cheque on behalf of  Mariners House while Zack Papchristou ( Branch Treasurer and Chris King (Branch Chairman) made the presentation on behalf of the St Lawrence Branch.

The work done by Mariners House during COVID-19 is described by Carolyn below:

MARINERS’ HOUSE STILL OPERATING THROUGHOUT THE PANDEMIC

Since the start of the pandemic, Transport Canada has authorised seafarers to come ashore to either go straight to a centre for their use solely – such as Mariners’ House of Montreal – or to a pharmacy for essential items.  However, very few maritime companies permit their workers to disembark.  Nevertheless, a few have been able to come to Mariners’ House, which is still open five days a week and, as always, free transport is available to and from their ships.

 

While activities, including fundraising events, have been severely limited over the past year, Mariners’ House and the chaplains from their colleagues, the Ministry to Seafarers, have continued to operate.  Among the services offered to seafarers are SIM cards to access the internet on board vessels which do not provide this service for free, wired money transactions as well as personal purchases on behalf of the crew.

 

Seafarers have particularly suffered during COVID and Mariners’ House is relieved it has been able to ‘carry on’ assisting and raising the spirits of these essential workers.

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Historical Events

Technical Presentation: The Use of Flexible Couplings

C.I.MAR.E.    ST LAWRENCE BRANCH INVITES YOU TO JOIN THEM FOR AN INFORMATIVE WEBINAR

DATE: TUESDAY, MAY 11th, 2021

TIME: 12:00 Eastern (9:00 Pacific, 13:00 Atlantic, 13:30 NFLD)

THE USE OF FLEXIBLE COUPLINGS

Abstract: What you need to know about couplings

Although a relatively small part in a driveline, a flexible coupling is a very important part. So why do you need a coupling in your driveline, and why is it so important to make sure the correct model is selected.

We will take a general look at the selection process and what details you have understand to make sure your propulsion system works flawlessly.

Speaker:                 

Eric de Leeuw van Weenen
Director of Business Development

American VULKAN Corp
863-324-2424 x 307

eweenen@vulkanusa.comShort bio:

Started work at the Damen Shipyards head office as purchasing manager for all the Tugs and Workboats.Degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Rotterdam.

Between VULKAN and Damen spend some time at Exalto, a supply company for yacht builders.

In 2007, joined VULKAN sales in the Netherlands, working with many types of applications and customers, like the large dredgers at IHC, or complete drivelines for thruster applications at ZF.

Moved with the family to Florida in 2011 to work together with our outside sales force to develop and grow our marine and industrial business.

As son of a Captain, always said I wanted nothing to do with ships, but I guess there is no flying from fate 😊

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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 – FUTURE TECHNOLOGY and PRESERVING LIFE at SEA

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

DATE: THURSDAY, MARCH 11th

TIME: 18:00 AST (17:00 EASTERN, 14:00 PACIFC, 18:30 NFLD)

FUTURE TECHNOLOGY and PRESERVING LIFE at SEA

A presentation by the Future Technology Panel of the International Maritime Rescue Federation

For thousands of years humankind has had a beneficial relationship with the world’s oceans, lakes, and rivers, for food, transport, and leisure. However, this relationship has not been without cost, the risk of injury and death has always been present, over 300,000 people drown annually.

For the past two centuries rescue organizations have responded to those in distress on the water. Over one hundred of these maritime rescue organizations from 54 countries worldwide are members of the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF), an NGO at IMO. The IMRF facilitates the sharing of experience, expertise, and knowledge among its member organizations in order to save lives, and to protect rescue personnel worldwide.

The Future Technology Panel (FTP) of the IMRF is a group of member organizations which meet to share information and assist each other with the evaluation and implementation of new technologies. The projects cover many areas, large and small, such as the application of Remotely Piloted Air and Marine Systems, autonomous systems, electronic alerting and locating technologies, small craft navigation, crew safety and health.

This presentation outlines many of these technologies, the processes to identify and evaluate these technologies, the possible benefits, and pitfalls, the impact on the public safety, and the impact on the safety of rescue personnel. The FTP members evaluate technologies which have near term application, and those which look further into the future.

This presentation will be of interest to anyone who is concerned with Maritime Safety. Contributors: Search & Rescue Organizations & related firms in Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, & the United Kingdom.

Presenter

John W. Dalziel, M.Sc., P.Eng., IMRF Supporter.

Adjunct Professor, Industrial Engineering, Dalhousie University, Halifax.

John Dalziel is a naval architect involved in the marine industry for the past half century.  In 1969 he sailed through the North West Passage on the Canadian icebreaker John A Macdonald, along with the American tanker Manhattan.  He has worked with the Canadian Government and industry, primarily in ship construction & repair supervision and safety inspection.   He has been involved with maritime rescue organizations for many years.  As a university student in 1971 he worked for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in Britain in their technical office..  For the five years he has been involved with the Future Technology Panel of the International Maritime Rescue Federation.   He has spoken internationally on maritime safety and on the application of modern technologies to maritime rescue.

 

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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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Technical Presentation by DOMINIS – Impact of Manufacturing Tolerances on Propeller Performance

C.I.MAR.E.    ST. LAWRENCE BRANCH INVITES YOU TO JOIN THEM FOR AN INFORMATIVE WEBINAR

DATE: TUESDAY, March 9th

TIME: 12:00 pm EST (9:00 am PACIFIC, 1:00 pm ATLANTIC, 1:30 pm NFLD)

Impact of Manufacturing Tolerances on Propeller Performance

Background:

Anthropogenic underwater radiated noise is now being recognized as a worldwide problem. For ship speeds greater than about 15 knots, propeller cavitation is the predominant source of propeller-generated underwater noise and vibrations.  Cavitation not only influences propeller-induced pressure fluctuations on ship hulls and increases noise levels in ships, but it also impacts the ocean environment with
underwater noise pollution. Many studies are investigating the effects of propeller design parameters on propeller performance and cavitation. However, there is a critical gap in understanding the impact of manufacturing tolerances on propeller cavitation and to some extent on propulsive performance. This project addresses that gap in knowledge. The primary tools in the investigation is Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) methods supported by model experiments to validate their results.

Project Overview:

The project compares “as-built” propeller blade sections with their ideal “asdesigned” counterpart to elucidate the effects of manufacturing defects on cavitation and propulsive performance. The study is investigating the effect of  sharp-edged flat regions near the LE, which are within the tolerances of ISO 484 class S. The project work is organised in three investigations incorporating both CFD simulations and experimental support as follows:

  • Investigation 1: 2D foil section investigation in rectilinear flow
  • Investigation 2: 3D wing planform investigation in rectilinear flow
  • Investigation 3: 3D full propeller (rotating)

Partners:

  1. Dominis Engineering: Project lead, managing experimental program manufacturing of models and reporting
  2. Memorial University (MUN): CFD modelling
  3. DRDC – Atlantic: CFD modelling

The presenter:

Bodo Gospodnetic, Owner of Dominis

Bodo Gospodnetic is a Professional Engineer and Technical Manager with a wide range of experiences in manufacturing and scientific applications. Mr. Gospodnetic is a graduate of Carleton University’s Electrical Engineering Program. In 1985 he founded Dominis Engineering Ltd. with his father, late Dr. Drasko Gospodnetic, Researcher Emeritus of NRC of Canada. Prior to Dominis Engineering he worked on computer applications in the fields of computer communications, radar modelling and image processing. At Dominis Engineering Ltd., Mr Gospodnetic has been involved in the development of new manufacturing processes and CAD/CAM applications for the machining and measurement of propellers and water jet impellers. In 2015, he initiated a research project to determine the impact of manufacturing tolerances on propulsive, cavitation and noise performance of propellers. This is a collaborative research project between Dominis Engineering, DRDC-Atlantic and Memorial University sponsored by Transport Canada Innovation Centre.

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Technical Presentation by WÄRTSILÄ VOYAGE DIVISION – Automated Sailing and Docking Technology

C.I.MAR.E.    ST. LAWRENCE BRANCH INVITES YOU TO JOIN THEM FOR AN INFORMATIVE WEBINAR

DATE: TUESDAY, February 9th

TIME: 12:00 pm EST (9:00 am PACIFIC, 1:00 pm ATLANTIC, 1:30 pm NFLD)

Automated Sailing and Docking Technology Today

Abstract:

Wärtsilä’s Voyage division installed its first commercial SmartMove Suite navigation system aboard the 42-year-old laker American Courage in March 2020. The self-discharging vessel is 630 feet (192 m) long and operates on Ohio’s winding Cuyahoga River. This waterway can be very congested, and Wärtsilä says that it is easily the most challenging route for any vessel using automated sailing and docking technology today.

“Advanced decision support systems, such as Wärtsilä’s SmartMove, bring value because they can automate the repetitive tasks, such as docking on repeated itineraries,” said Wärtsilä Voyage’s John J. Marshall. “This is not about going captain-free, rather, enhancing the capabilities of onboard crew as they traverse shuttle routes, congested or restricted areas.

The version of the system installed aboard American Courage uses the surrounding environment for vessel positioning, making it ship-based rather than on shore, according to Pierre Pelletreau of Rand-ASC Holdings, American Steamship’s parent company. It is designed to meet the firm’s requirement for a position margin of less than two meters.

The presenter:

John Marshall, Senior Business Development Manager,

Automation & Dynamic Positioning, Wärtsilä Voyage

John Marshall is a marine professional with over 20+ years’ experience in operations, logistics and construction in the marine and E&P industries. John held positions as Vice President and Officer of the Company for Canada’s oldest and largest marine transportation company. John joined Wärtsilä in 2016.

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