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INEC Oct 2020

INEC 15th International Naval Engineering Conference

15th International Naval Engineering Conference incorporating the International Ship Control Systems Symposium: Disrupting Technologies

In light of the ongoing uncertainty surrounding organised events and international travel in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IMarEST and the INEC/iSCSS Technical Advisory Committee have taken the decision to continue with the INEC / iSCSS 2020 conference in a virtual online format.

Date And Time

Mon, 5 Oct 2020, 04:00 –

Fri, 9 Oct 2020, 13:00 ADT

International Naval Engineering Conference and Exhibition (INEC)

INEC aims to address issues facing existing, upcoming and future naval projects such as the challenges of evolving threats, growing environmental concerns, availability of skilled personnel, fiscal constraints and game-changing technologies.

The event aims to stimulate researchers, engineers, seafarers and students to present their perspectives on inspiring innovation across the naval and wider maritime domain as well as those sectors which could influence future advances and benefit the maritime industry.

Click here to be directed to the Registration Page.

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In Memoriam – Hugh Doherty

It is with sad remembrance that we announce the passing of Hugh Doherty who died on 7 August.  Hugh had a long career in the marine world, having served in the Royal Canadian Navy as Chief Engineer of the auxiliary vessel Laymore, then with the CPR Coastal Services, a stint with BC Ferries and finally HMC Dockyard.  Hugh, a very affable and approachable gentleman was a very supportive member of the Canadian Institute of Marine Engineering, having stood on several committee positions over the years and had been in regular attendance at our meetings.  An obituary appeared in the Saturday Times Colonist giving a few more details of his family life.


Tony Cond
CIMarE – Vancouver Island Branch

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Designing Green Vessels for Green Projects

C.I.Mar.E St Lawrence Branch Presents


Designing Green Vessels for Green Projects

As sustainability regulations are tightening, the need for a greener energy production value chain grows. Reducing ship operation emissions is a necessary part of this.

We dive into how recent developments in fuel cells and how they can be used to reduce global and local emissions. Using real life examples from ABB’s activities in R&D and hydrogen fuel cells pilot projects, we will also present how fuel cells can be scaled up for high power ranges.


Jostein Bogen

Vice President, Global Product Manager Energy Storage & Fuel cells ,

ABB Marine & Ports

+47 952 91 394


Based in Oslo, Norway

History and background:

Jostein Bogen is currently Vice President, Global Product Manager Energy Storage & Fuel Cells with ABB Marine, based in Oslo. His background includes 25 years of diverse experience in the Maritime industries in Ship Automation, Navigation and Propulsion, of which the last 20 years have been in ABB. He has held various positions in ABB, including Business development, R&D, Sales & Project Management within ABB Marine & Ports.

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Senior Marine Engineer

Senior Marine Engineer

Organization: Ministry of Transportation
Division: Wolfe Island Marine Services
City: Kingston
Job Term: 1 Temporary up to 6 months (with possible extension)
Job Code: 17288 – Senior Marine Engineer 2
Salary: $28.31 – $30.84 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.

Posting Status:  Open

Job ID: 151298

Here is a unique opportunity: Bring your expertise in seamanship and organizational skills to the Wolfe Island Marine Services, where you will be a key member of the Ministry of Transportation’s team.

Location: Kingston

What can I expect to do in this role?

Under the direction of the Ferry Captain and the technical guidance of the Chief Marine Engineer, work involves maintaining and operating all vessel engines, pumps and related equipment on an end-loading ferry operating between Kingston and Wolfe Island by:
• conducting regular shift inspections, checking and testing equipment
• oiling and greasing equipment
• removing and replacing worn parts
• checking for oil, water and fuel leaks
• reporting malfunctions to Captain or Chief Engineer
• maintaining vessel's plumbing system
• assisting in the operation and maintenance of terminal equipment, compressor station equipment and various equipment overhauls as required
• providing direction and guidance to Oilers

How do I qualify?

You must have a:
• Certificate of Competency as a Marine Engineer, 4th Class Certificate issued by Transport Canada
• Marine Emergency Duties Certificate to the level required by Transport Canada (STCW Level Minimum)
• Marine Medical Certificate to the level required by Transport Canada
Technical Expertise
You have:
• Demonstrated knowledge of seamanship principles and practices
• Knowledge of routine and emergency procedures relative to Marine Operations
• Knowledge of operation and maintenance of engines, generators, water and power supply, hydraulic systems and ramps, and other  mechanical equipment
• Familiarity with use and maintenance of all lifesaving and firefighting equipment aboard ferries

Analytical Skills
You have:
• Problem-solving and analytical skills to detect problems or potential problems in equipment and respond appropriately in emergency situations
• Proven ability to make decisions involving routine operation, maintenance and repair of all marine equipment in ferry operation
• Planning and organizational skills to conduct shift inspections of onboard equipment and other equipment maintenance

Communication Skills
You have:
• Interpersonal and communication skills in dealing courteously with passengers and other members of the public, and a commitment to delivering quality customer service
• Ability to communicate effectively as part of a crew responsible for safety of passengers, fellow crew members and ship

Salary Range: $28.03 – $30.53 per hour

Additional information:

Temporary, duration up to 6 months (with possible extension), 295 Ontario St, Kingston, East Region

Effective July 1, 2020, the correct salary range for this position will be $28.31 to $30.84 per hour in compliance with current OPSEU collective agreement provisions.

The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions. These positions may be of various tenures including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.

Please apply online, only, at www.ontario.ca/careers , quoting Job ID 151298, by Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/ContactUs.aspx to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

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