• 18 Cheviot Hill, Porters Lake, NS B3E 1K1

In Memory of Raymond Morrissey

MORRISSEY, Raymond – It is with great sadness that the family of Raymond share the news of his passing. Ray died on December 25, 2023, at the age of 93 at Hospice Niagara.

Predeceased by his parents, Raymond and Eileen Marie (Young) Morrissey and his sisters, Theresa Gear and Eileen Morrissey. Lovingly remembered by his brothers, Daniel, William, Frank and Neil and his sisters, Rosann Mallon and Mary Webster. Ray is also remembered fondly by Ted England (brother-in-law) and Bonnie Easton (niece), as well as many relatives, friends and colleagues.

Raymond was a loving and devoted husband to Louise for 61 years. As a sailor he was away from home for long periods of time. The life of a sailor’s wife is a challenging one, but they both made the long-distance relationship work. There is some comfort in knowing that Ray and Lou will be together again in heaven.

Ray was involved in the Niagara Mariner’s Club, Cattlemen’s Association, Feeder Finance and the OFA.

Ray will likely be remembered most for his generosity, dedication, intellect and insatiable curiosity. He was a life-long learner and expert problem solver. If something needed fixing he would always figure out a way to fix it. As a sailor on the lake ships for over 70 years, he was best known in his capacity as chief engineer. His shipmates and friends tell many stories about Ray, affectionately referring to him only as “Chief”.


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AGM 2024

CIMARE Great Lakes Branch Annual General Meeting

CIMARE Great Lakes Branch AGM


Please see below/attached details for the AGM coming up on January 18th, 2024.

Date: Thursday January 18th, 2024

Time: Social hour (cash bar) at 18:00, Presentation at 19:00, Informal Buffet-type Dinner throughout the evening

Attire: Casual

Location: Loose Moose, 146 Front St W, Toronto (3 minute walk from the Royal York)

Tickets: $160.00 taxes included

Group Discounts:

5 tickets or more – $5 off per ticket ($155.00 each)

10 tickets or more – $10 off per ticket ($150.00 each)

20 tickets or more – $20 off per ticket ($140.00 each)

Technical Guest Keynote Speaker:   Mr. Derek Davis, P. Eng

“Submarines and Canada: 110 Years and Counting”

Discussing Canada’s history with submarines, how we got where we are today, what submarines bring to the table from both a Naval and national perspective, and where Canada may go with submarines in the future.

Our keynote speaker has been graciously sponsored by Canal Marine & Industrial Inc.

We will also be acknowledging the deserving CIMARE award/grant recipients from Georgian College at this event!

For tickets and/or to RSVP, please contact Gerald Oskam gerald@amherstgroup.ca or (905) 658-9927 as soon as possible.  For payment options/information, please contact Gerald.

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CIMARE Great Lakes Branch – Technical Paper Presentation by Wartsila Exhaust Treatment


DATE: Friday, October 27th, 2023

TIME: 11:30 (Eastern) Presentation 12:00 to 12:30

Location: Walter Hiltebrand Marine Services Ltd.

2235 Hwy. 20 E, Unit 27-28,  Welland, ON L3B 5N5

Wärtsilä Development of Onboard Carbon Capture and Storage System for Marine Industry


Decarbonisation is one of the greatest challenges the shipping industry has faced in its long history. At Wärtsilä, we believe that part of the solution lies in technology, and this is why one of the multiple research and development pathways we are focusing on is Onboard Carbon Capture and Storage system. From all the experience throughout the years with SOx scrubbing we believe that we are perfectly placed to pioneer Onboard Carbon Capture and Storage and unlock an immediate decarbonisation impact. Currently we are focusing on solvent-based scrubbing solution aiming at carbon capture rate in line with IMOs decarbonisation targets. We have successfully been operating our test installation since 2021 and have several pilot projects under work. We are currently working on the complete value chain to have a system that makes a genuine difference.“

Please share to with anyone who may be interested in this presentation!

Please RSVP at cimareglb@gmail.com for this event – we need to confirm final numbers no later than Oct 20th.

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DATE: Thursday, October 12th, 2023

TIME: 12:00 Atlantic (8:00 Pacific, 11:00 Eastern, 12:30 NFLD)

Location: Brightwood Golf and Country Club, https://www.brightwoodgolf.ca/

(In person) and GoTo Meeting Video Link through CIMarE.

Timing: 1215-1315 (Please arrive at 1200 as presenter will start at 1215)



In recent years, the marine industry has put a significant emphasis on making the world’s fleets “greener” and more environmentally friendly. Driven by public opinion, and enforced by IMO, flag state and other regulators, alternative fuels and advanced propulsion and power generation arrangements have become mainstream.

As always, stakeholder enthusiasm does not necessarily result in marine operators achieving their desired goals. Not all initiatives result in reduced emissions and even fewer provide the necessary operational reliability and a solid business case. To succeed long term, all of these requirements must be met.

This paper will provide an overview of the history of the industry’s greening efforts, identify challenges left to overcome, and look at several real life applications that have successfully been deployed and are delivering the promised results.


Paul Jamer

Paul has been a well-known member of the marine and offshore community for many years. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and has been a guest lecturer at Colleges and Universities both in Canada and Internationally. He has been an active board member for several marine and energy related organizations, specifically as a Chair of the Maritimes Energy Association and Chair of FORCE (Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy).

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