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2022_CCG Graduating Class

Canadian Coast Guard Welcomes 51 New Graduates Into Its Fleet

Released: June 4, 2022

Sydney, Nova Scotia – Since 1965, the Canadian Coast Guard College in Sydney, Nova Scotia, has been providing internationally recognized training to personnel of the Canadian Coast Guard.

Today, during its first in-person graduation ceremony since 2019, the College is bidding fair winds and following seas to 51 graduates from its Officer Training Program. These new Officers have completed the 45-month program, which is delivered in both official languages and offers a choice between Navigation and Marine Engineering streams.

These graduates have persevered through ongoing disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and are now ready to serve Canadians by helping mariners in need, protecting marine ecosystems, and ensuring safe passage through Canada’s waterways.

In a year full of celebration for the Canadian Coast Guard’s 60th anniversary, the arrival of 51 new officers into our fleet is one more reason to celebrate. We extend sincere congratulations to all graduates, who will join their colleagues in making a positive impact in communities across Canada.

Quotes

“Today’s Coast Guard graduates are joining an esteemed organization that continues to serve Canadians with pride. You will serve an increasingly important role in protecting the environment and helping those in need. Congratulations on all that you have accomplished, and welcome to the Canadian Coast Guard. ”

– The Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard

“The Canadian Coast Guard is proud to welcome these 51 new officers into our fleet. Having gone through the program at the Canadian Coast Guard College myself, I know how much hard work and perseverance each of you has put in. Congratulations and welcome aboard!”

– Mario Pelletier, Commissioner, Canadian Coast Guard

“On behalf of the entire College faculty, staff and administration, I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to all Graduates of the class of 2022. Your transformation from Officer Cadets to Officers over the last 45 months has been a pleasure to observe. I have the highest confidence that the future of the Canadian Coast Guard is in good hands for years to come. I know that you will serve your communities with integrity and make us all proud – well done!”

– Dena Richardson, Executive Director, Canadian Coast Guard College

Quick facts

  • This year’s graduates will be posted to Canadian Coast Guard Regions across Canada:
    • 15 graduates going to the Atlantic Region
    • 18 graduates going to the Central Region
    • 18 graduates going to the Western Region
  • All Canadian Coast Guard College students receive free tuition, a training allowance, and free room and board.
  • Graduates of the Officer Training Program receive a Bachelor of Technology (Nautical Sciences) Degree from Cape Breton University and a Diploma from the Canadian Coast Guard College. Navigation Officers receive a Transport Canada Watchkeeping Mate Certificate, and Marine Engineering Officers receive a Fourth Class Engineering Certificate from Transport Canada.

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Technical Presentation – Exploring the Big Blue with Remotely Operated Vehicles

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

DATE: Thursday, June 16th, 2022

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

Exploring the Big Blue with Remotely Operated Vehicles

Abstract:

The presenter, Lauren Hudson is an educator now working for Ocean Networks Canada (Canada’s premier oceanic data-gathering network off the coast of BC).

Her presentation will cover various aspects from a scientific and practical perspective.  With her background in creating educational opportunities should make this evening’s presentation an interesting one.
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Technical Presentation: Adapting to New Technology Insertion and Design Changes Through the Use of a Novel Design-Management Simulator

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

DATE: THURSDAY, April 21st, 2022

TIME: 12:15 Atlantic (8:15 Pacific, 11:15 Eastern, 12:45 NFLD)

Adapting to New Technology Insertion and Design Changes Through the Use of a Novel Design-Management Simulator

Abstract:

Many defence projects have incurred significant cost overruns and delays, with the causes attributed to program pressure, changing requirements, immature technology, under-estimation of risks, and the lack of organizational integration. Traditional practices and measures are unable to predict the impact of new technology and design changes. Moreover, there is not a practical approach or tool to help integrate multiple disciplines so as to better understand system and program complexity and the impact of changes.  Understanding risks, potential changes and technologies through knowledge gain early in the design can help reduce costs and schedule delays.  Furthermore, the use of set-based design and engineering principles can provide for a robust design that can better accommodate changes.  Along with these principles, systems thinking, system dynamics, techno-socio-economic and cultural factors are considered in development of a novel design-management simulator. This simulator is presented through application of a case study on an advanced marine integrated power system.  The simulator provides an integrated ‘big picture’ perspective not possible with the use of separate engineering and management models.

Speaker:

Ray Jonkers, PhD, PEng, PMP

During the past 17 years, Ray has held engineering positions in industry as a Program Performance Manager, Operations Manager, Transformation Manager, Central Engineering Manager and currently serves as a Consultant at Merlantec Management and Engineering Inc.

 

Prior to this, Ray completed 22 years with the Royal Canadian Navy as a Marine Systems Engineer, where he assumed management roles in maintenance, operations, project management, quality assurance, and test and trials.

 

Ray has a PhD in Systems Engineering, a Masters in Mechanical Engineering, and a MBA. Ray resides in Milford Station Nova Scotia with his wife, daughter, son and beloved Lab.

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Technical Presentation – Development of a Unique Amphibious All-Terrain Vehicle

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

DATE: Thursday, Mars 17th, 2022

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

Development of a Unique Amphibious All-Terrain Vehicle with Air-Cushion Caterpillars for Offshore Operations

Abstract:

Dr. Voyloshinikov will describe the engineering which went into the development of the vehicle in his presentation.

Long ago in another era, I was involved in the development of what might be an analogous vehicle for use in ice-covered / ice-choked waters.  The marine engineering involved in such a craft is quite fascinating, and the presentation should be more than interesting.

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Technical Presentation: Decarbonizing Marine Shipping Clean Fuels for a Greener Future

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

DATE: THURSDAY, March 17th, 2022

TIME: 12:15 Atlantic (8:15 Pacific, 11:15 Eastern, 12:45 NFLD)

Decarbonizing Marine Shipping Clean Fuels for a Greener

Summary:

Bud Streeter will present some of the findings from Clear Seas Centre’s ongoing research on reducing GHGs from marine fuels.

Abstract:

Replacing the current fossil fuels used in ships with cleaner alternatives could provide solutions to the challenge of decarbonizing marine shipping. Ship fuels manufactured using renewable electricity and made purely from water and the gases found in the atmosphere, are being proposed. These include Hydrogen, Ammonia, Methanol and Methane. Clear Seas’ ongoing research on reducing GHGs from marine fuels provides some valuable insights.

Speaker:

Bud Streeter,

Bud Streeter has spent over 50 years in the marine business.  He is a graduate of the Canadian Coast Guard College and holds a First Class Engineering Certificate of Competency.  He has served as an Instructor at the Canadian Coast Guard College, a Marine Inspector, Examiner and Manager with Marine Safety and as a Technical Director and Executive Officer with Marine Atlantic.  He served as Director General Marine Safety during which time he was the head of Delegation to many IMO meetings. His most recent fulltime employment was with Lloyd’s Register where he held executive positions in the Americas.  He retired from full time employment at the end of 2017.

He has served as a Board Member for Meridian Shipping Limited and for many Lloyd’s Register entities.  He was appointed to the Canadian Advisory Council on National Security and served as a marine security advisor between 2005 and 2009.

Bud is a member of the board and Past Chair of the Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping, an independent research centre that promotes safe and sustainable marine shipping in Canada. He also serves as the Honorary President of the Canadian Institute of Marine Engineering (CIMarE).  He is a recipient of the CIMarE’s Medal of Excellence.

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Technical Presentation Duel Fuel Technologies for 2 Stroke MAN B&W Engines

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

DATE: TUESDAY, MARCH 8th, 2022

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

Technical Presentation by MAN Energy Solutions – Duel Fuel Technologies

Abstract:

This presentation will cover the state-of-the-art technology in the design of Dual fuel MAN B&W 2 stroke engines.  Special attention to the Methanol engine and the ongoing development of an Ammonia burning engine.

Today MAN B&W engines can operate on different fuels that are considered to be future fuels for the Marine Industry. A diesel technology based on the IC diesel engine principle makes it possible to keep the same high efficiency, up to 55%, and the same high power output.

The two stroke engines are the most used prime mover in ocean going ships today. In 2021, 30% of the contracted output from 2 stroke engines for ships were by Dual Fuel. The MAN B&W engines have a power range from 3 to 83 MW per engine and are based on a modular concept which makes it possible to retrofit the ME-C engine to operate with LNG, Methanol, LPG, Ethane and in near future Ammonia.

The different fuels mentioned have different characteristics which provide different challenges in the design process. The fuel injection components are dependent on the right choice of the materials and tailor made elastomers. For fuels without lubricating ability, such as Methanol, a special design of the fuel injection booster pumps and injection valves has been invented.

A complicated part of the design is to find the right injection pressure to the engine and into the combustion chambers.  The fuel gas supply system is therefore optimized individually. Pressure and amount of the dual fuel to be delivered to the engine is based on the fuel specifics.

The engines still have to comply with IMO Annex Tier II and III and we also need to ensure that other harmful emissions in the exhaust gas are under control.  The Ammonia engine has to be NOx compliant and the amount of Ammonia slip has to be minimized down to an insignificant level.  Testing of this engine will begin this year.

Furthermore, N2O levels need to be 0 ppm as they are very harmful to the GHG. “Regulation for maximum level is not in place yet.”

In this presentation, we would like to introduce our different dual fuel technologies and the consideration of the safety / HAZID / HAZOP, reliability and availability that underlies the engine design.

Speaker:

Kjeld Aabo, MAN Energy Solutions

Director, New Technologies Sales and Promotion Two-stroke Marine

 

Kjeld Aabo holds a degree in mechanical engineering and a special diploma in marketing.
He joined MAN Diesel in the Stationary Installation Department in 1983. In 1992, he was appointed section manager in the Marine Installation Department and in 1994 he was appointed manager of the Marine Installation Department. In 2002, Kjeld Aabo took over the Engineering Services Department and was appointed Senior Manager. In 2005, he took over the Research Centre Department.
From November 2006, Kjeld Aabo was director of the department for Promotion & Customer Support and from March 2009 head of the Two-stroke Promotion department at the head office for two-stroke engines in Copenhagen, Denmark.

From 2011 to 2014, Kjeld Aabo took over a position in Brazil as head of MAN Marine and Offshore division.
After returning to Denmark in 2014 Kjeld Aabo is Director of new technologies in the Promotion and Sales department for two-stroke engines and GenSet engines.

Kjeld Aabo is Chairman of the CIMAC Heavy Fuel Working Group (WG), and member of the ISO 8217 Heavy Fuel Oil Working Group.

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Historical Events

Technical Presentation about the new Highway 99 Tunnel Program

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

DATE: Thursday, April 21st, 2022

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

The new Highway 99 Tunnel Program

Abstract:

 

This massive (4+ billion $$) project and the removal of the Massey Tunnel will affect marine and road traffic in the area during its technically challenging construction, and will be a significant improvement for our travel to and from the mainland when it is finished

Presenter:

Dustin Bergstrom, PMP  

Segment Manager —Highway 99 Tunnel program,

BC Transportation Infrastructure

Log into the Members Only Section to access the GoTo Meeting Link or email Bill Wallace at eastwindmarine@gmail.com

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Technical Presentation: Conversion of a Cape Islander to Battery Electric Hybrid, before and after emissions study

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

DATE: THURSDAY, February 17th, 2021

TIME: 12:15 Atlantic (8:15 Pacific, 11:15 Eastern, 12:45 NFLD)

Conversion of a Cape Islander to Battery Electric Hybrid, before and after emissions study

Abstract:

Glas Ocean Electric has worked with Transport Canada, Canadian Maritime Engineering and others to complete a study on the impact of electrifying a fishing boat on air emissions, noise emissions and power use in normal operation. The boat was converted to an electric parallel -battery hybrid capable of operating in electric or diesel mode on command. The presentation will include discussion of the dramatic drop in hydrocarbon emissions and underwater noise as well as detailing the process for converting a boat and collecting the required data.

Speaker:

Dr. Sue Molloy,

Dr. Sue Molloy, holds a PhD in Naval Architectural and Ocean Engineering and is the CEO/president of Glas Ocean Electric (GOE), a Nova Scotia-based company seeking ways to electrify marine assets to reduce emissions during operation and provide vehicle to grid opportunities. In 2021 Sue and her team won the Lieutenant Governor’s award for Excellence in Engineering. Sue is a board member of the Council of Canadian Academies, a former elected member of Engineers Nova Scotia and recently completed her term as a co-chair for Canada’s Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Discovery Grant program. Sue is an active reviewer for the US Department of Energy, Canadian national programs, many journals and is a passionate award-winning member of standards committees in the IEC and ISO. Sue is currently the Canadian Chair of ISO TC 8, Ships and Marine Technology and is the international convenor for the IEC committee focused on river turbine performance.

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Technical Presentation: Pioneering Air Lubrication for Shipping

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

DATE: TUESDAY, November 9th, 2021

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

Technical Presentation by Silverstream Technologies – Pioneering Air Lubrication for Shipping

Abstract:

For over a decade, London-based Silverstream Technologies has pioneered air lubrication technologies within shipping. As clean technology leaders, they understand the relevance and importance of the solution to the IMO’s decarbonisation goals and passionately believe in the role of proven, innovative technologies in enabling a more sustainable shipping industry.

From a successful initial trial installation on the Danebrog Rederi tanker MT Amalienborg, sponsored by Shell, their technology has since been proven on many cruise ship installations. The solution is market-mature and has been adopted by industry leaders including MSC, Grimaldi, Carnival, and many others.

Uniquely within the market, their air lubrication technology harnesses fluid shearing – a natural phenomenon that occurs when two fluids of differing density move past each other – to create a microbubble carpet across the full flat bottom of the hull. This friction-reducing microbubble carpet maximises the emissions reduction and efficiency savings potential of the technology.

This presentation will provide an overview of Silverstream Technologies proprietary Air Lubrication System, the Silverstream® System. The natural phenomenon underpinning the technology, the Kelvin Helmholtz instability phenomenon will be introduced, and the main types of air lubrication concepts will be described. Following discussion on the application of the technology for various vessel types, several case studies will be referenced to provide details on the installation and performance of the system.

Speaker:

Daniel Mann, Programme Director

+44 7936 304898 / danielmann@silverstream-tech.com

Daniel joined Silverstream in 2020 as Programme Director with responsibility for Silverstream’s indirect sales channels. He has over 20 years’ experience in maritime, power generation and oil and gas industries, with Rolls-Royce, MAN Diesel & Turbo, Dresser-Rand, Siemens and, most recently, Ethos Energy where he was the Global Sales Director for its light gas turbine business. Throughout his career, he has held senior roles in Sales, Service, Business Development and Business Management and brings vast experience in ship equipment retrofit projects and servicing.

Daniel holds an MSc in Project Management from the University of Manchester, and an MBA from Manchester Business School.

 

 

 

Josh Macklin, Product Development Lead

+44 7772 624022 / joshmacklin@silverstream-tech.com

Josh joined Silverstream Technologies as a Project Engineer in January 2019 after four and a half years working at QinetiQ, an industry leading science and technology company. Josh spent two years moving around the maritime division on a graduate scheme, gaining experience in naval architecture consultancy, ship design, autonomy and model testing. In 2016 Josh took on the role of Associate Engineer within the Ship Hydrodynamic Experimentation team at QinetiQ Haslar and gained experience leading trials both at model and full scale.

Josh then spent 18 months seconded to the Naval Design Partnership in Bristol to work on the Fleet Solid Support programme as Auxiliary Systems Engineer. His responsibilities included detailed design work for HVAC, cooling water and compressed air systems as well as development of the ship technical specification.

Josh graduated from Newcastle University in 2014 with a MEng degree in Marine Engineering. Josh is a member of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology and is on the path to becoming a Chartered Engineer.

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Technical Webinar: A Case for A  BC Historical Vessel  Registration Program

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

DATE: Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

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

A Case for A  BC Historical Vessel  Registration Program

Abstract:

We are honored to have Robert G. Allan, P.Eng, FRINA, FSNAME give us a presentation on the Case for A BC Historical Vessel Registration Program.

Robert Allan has been working in the BC marine industry for decades, and recognizes the need for a program which can support the history of the industry on Canada’s West Coast.

That history has produced a number of classic types of West Coast vessels which evolved to cope with the challenges of our coastline, weather, and industry.

There are few remaining examples of some of these types of vessels. Tangible action to protect and preserve them is needed.

Find out how and why at the meeting.

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Technical Presentation: Coping with CoP26: Climate change and the global shipping industry in 2021

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

DATE: THURSDAY, October 14th, 2021

TIME: 12:15 Atlantic (8:15 Pacific, 11:15 Eastern, 12:45 NFLD)

Coping with CoP26: Climate change and the global shipping industry in 2021

Summary:

Jeffrey Smith presents a survey of climate change developments in the global and Canadian shipping industries, in the context of the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties next month.

Abstract:

The need to reckon with and reduce greenhouse gas emissions has been apparent to the shipping industry for almost 30 years, even as the overall size of the global trade fleet has steadily increased. The presentation first addresses the nature and trend in emissions. The successes of air pollution control of nitrogen and sulphur compounds are recalled. The treaty arrangements created by states in the International Maritime Organization are considered. Current regulatory measures and the notable commitment of IMO states in 2018 to extensive reductions are explored. The presentation concludes with an evaluation of requirements to come after CoP 26 and the trend of individual states to move to economic and direct regulation of emissions.

Speaker:                 

Dr. Jeffrey Smith,

Dr. Jeffrey Smith, FCIMarE, is a member of the Atlantic Branch of the Institute.  A former RCN chief engineer, he researches climate change in the shipping industry including the development of economic and regulatory measures to address greenhouse gas emissions.  Jeffrey advises governments and classification societies in matters as diverse as environmental protection in the Arctic, shipbuilding programs, transportation safety and the law of the sea.  On the faculty of The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs in Ottawa, he is also international law counsel to a government in Africa.

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Technical Presentation: Improving ship efficiency through Becker Marine Systems Rudders and Mewis Duct

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

DATE: TUESDAY, October 12th, 2021

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

Wartsila EEXI Engine Power Limitation Energy Efficiency Technology

Abstract:

Founded in 1946 by Willi Becker, Becker Marine Systems (BMS) has become the market leader for high- efficiency maneuvering systems and energy-saving devices for all types of vessels.

With the current introduction of the EEXI and CII in context, an overview of the Becker Marine Systems (BMS) relevant product portfolio is given.

Firstly, a brief insight into rudder theory and a comparison of different rudder types (in terms of efficiency vs. maneuverability) will be given, with a focus on twisted rudders with bulb.

Secondly, the energy-saving device Becker Mewis Duct® and its natural development, the Becker Mewis Duct® Twisted (formerly known as Becker Twisted Fin®), will be presented. With its flexible design approach, the Mewis Duct family works by creating a thrust, reducing the vessel drag by minimizing separation, and improving the propeller efficiency by introducing a pre-swirl. These effects combine to produce effective power reductions for all types of vessels.

With today’s emphasis on efficient performance, optimization of both rudders and ESDs rely heavily on the use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) techniques. Use of CFD is now core to the design and development of BMS products, and some examples that illustrate how it is used for rudder and ESD optimization will be given.

Speaker:                 

Lars Koehler, Sales Manager

+49 40 24199-1321 / lko@becker-marine-systems.com

Lars has been with Becker Marine Systems Sales team for 2 years. He is responsible for Sales of Becker Marine Systems in various areas in Europe and Americas. Previously, he held various positions in Sales and Service in the maritime industry.

Lars is a former Navy Officer with a university degree in Industrial Engineering as well as an MBA in International Management.

Steve Leonard, Head – Research & Development (ibmv)

+49 381 36445311 / sle@ibmv.de

Steve has been leading the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) effort at the Becker Marine Systems subsidiary ibmv for 16 years.  During this period, he has gained extensive experience in all aspects of marine hydrodynamics, with particular emphasis on rudder, propeller and ESD design, development and optimization as well as model testing. Prior to working within the BMS group, he spent 7 years as part of the Schilling high-lift rudders team at Hamworthy Engineering, and was for many years working in the naval architecture department at the VSEL shipyard.

Steve graduated from University College London in 1990 with a degree in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, is a member of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects.

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