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Technical Presentation: An Overseas Perspective

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

DATE: Thursday, November 18th, 2021

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

An Overseas Perspective

Abstract:

Daniel Sanchez, a graduate marine engineer form the Technical University of Madrid will give a presentation on the kind of refit/repair/modification which an Offshore Supply Vessel (or it’s cousins in the oil & gas fleet) go through when being put back into service after a lengthy layup (warm or cold).

He oversaw a number of such mechanical and structural projects while working at a repair yard in the Canary Islands prior to coming to Canada.

As the shipping world urgently reactivates itself across almost all trading routes, this type of knowledge becomes more and more important.

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: Investigating an Occurrence on a Vessel

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

DATE: THURSDAY, November 18th, 2021

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

Investigating an Occurrence on a Vessel

Summary:

At some time in our sea going or shore side careers we are going to encounter a situation where damage is sustained to a Vessel, its equipment or it’s crew.  How do we document and report the findings of the Investigation so that lessons can be learned.

Abstract:

The primary reason for an investigation is to identify the causes(s) of an occurrence so as to initiate action(s) to prevent similar occurrences.

This is achieved by determining what happened, how and why it happened so that modifications can be made to procedures or equipment that will improve the safety of the Vessel operations.

Accurate and thorough reporting of all occurrences is required to enable lessons to be learnt which may prevent future occurrences.

How to document the occurrence, how to interview witnesses, how to prepare a report are all things that we shall look at in this presentation.

Speaker:                 

John Attersley ,

John Attersley is a member of the Atlantic Branch of the Institute.  John is a graduate of the Canadian Coast Guard College and began his seagoing carreer with the Canadian Coast Guard serving on both West and the East Coast as an Engineering Officer from Junior to Chief Engineer.  He moved to The Transportation Safety Board of Canada as a Marine Casualty Investigator and then to Hayes Stuart Atlantic as a Surveyor before forming his own Survey Company.  Survey work, project work, Underwriters work, consulting and acting as Owners representative have seen him work world wide on many and varied projects.

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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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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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Congratulations National Council Scholarship Recipient for 2020

Congratulations to Guillaume St-Yves, the recipient for the 2020 National Scholarship.  We are excited to support Mr. St-Yves’ education as a mechanical engineer at at l’École de Technologie Supérieure.  Below is the thank you note from Mr St-Yves describing his initiatives.

As a mechanical engineering student at l’École de Technologie Supérieure, I have always been motivated to learn and innovate. It’s for this reason that I quickly got involved within the university’s submarine scientific club, Omer.

 

It’s during our human-powered submarine projects that I was able to apply the knowledge and theories acquired in class and develop a passion for marine engineering. I aspire to continue to thrive and learn every day, from design adapted to underwater conditions to computed fluid analyses (CFD).

On our latest complete project, Omer 11, I’ve had the opportunity to do a lot of optimization. This was the first hybrid submarine in the world championship and it had the chance to display it’s innovation at the eISR and ISR (International Submarine Race). In fact, Omer 11 has two propulsion systems that can be interchange between races. The first system is a standard propeller and is equipped with precambered blades with an electrical variable pitch. It is also equipped with a non-prop system, similar to those used on sea kayaks. This propulsion called mirage has been completely redesigned in order to integrate a scotch yoke system and allow a circular motion to the pedals.

The current prototype, Omer 12, will be powered by a Voith-Schneider system. The design of the system is based on technologies already in the industry, but adapted to the power of two pilots. In addition to leading the team for almost two years, I had the opportunity to improve my knowledge of fluid dynamics. It has been useful in the design of an effective hull geometry and in my actual special project. It consists in optimizing the profile of our fins with biomimetism based on animal fins with bumps.

I would like to personally thank CIMarE for this recognition award! This contribution allows me and will allow me not to worry about my university tuition fees in order to put all my energy in the Omer project. I will understand even more about manufacturing methods and underwater conditions. I will be able to learn through the activities of CIMarE and pass on to my colleagues the possibilities offered by the organization.

These experiences and achievements within this branch of engineering inspire me to follow similar academic paths and opportunities.

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Historical Events

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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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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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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