COS Weekly Newsletter
17 March 2017
Market Report - March 17, 2017
Meet the ICS Chair - Esben Poulsson
The Chamber of Shipping has a wonderful opportunity to host an afternoon with the International Chamber of Shipping Chairman, Esben Poulsson. Mr. will be sharing ICS' approach on Greenhouse Gas reductions among other issues which are impacting international Shipping.
We would like to exend an invitation for you to join us for this meeting, followed by a cocktail reception. Space is limited, so please register here for your attendance to this event.
Date: Friday, March 24th
To register, visit: http://www.cosbc.ca/index.php/events/172-ics-chair-mar24-2017
Monday, 20 Mar 2017 12:00 – 14:00
Wednesday, 22 Mar 2017 12:00 – 14:00
Thursday, 23 Mar 2017 12:00 – 14:00
Friday, 24 Mar 2017 14:00 – 17:00
Tuesday, 28 Mar 2017 09:00 – 16:00
Wednesday, 29 Mar 2017 17:30 – 19:00
Thursday, 13 Apr 2017 18:00 – 22:00
Friday, 21 Apr 2017 17:30 – 21:30
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 00:00 – Friday, 12 May 2017 23:59
Tuesday, 16 May 2017 11:00 – 20:30
Tuesday, 30 May 2017 00:00 – Thursday, 01 Jun 2017 23:59
Thursday, 01 Jun 2017 00:00 – Saturday, 03 Jun 2017 23:59
Friday, 23 Jun 2017 14:00 – 18:00
Thursday, 13 Jul 2017 12:00 – 19:00
Thursday, 10 Aug 2017 12:00 – 16:00
Saturday, 26 Aug 2017 08:00 – 13:00
Friday, 29 Sep 2017 18:00 – 22:00
Ship of the Week
Mar 17 - CCGS M. Charles M.B
Based at the Institute of Ocean Sciences in North Saanich on Vancouver Island, the Hero Class Mid-Shore Patrol Vessel CCGS M. Charles M.B. was delivered to the Canadian Coast Guard in June 2014. Along with her sister vessel CCGS Captain Goddard M.S.M she arrived at her new base of operations in February 2015 after sailing for 39 days, covering a distance of just over 7,000 nautical miles from Halifax, Nova Scotia via the Panama Canal.
These vessels are designed to conduct Maritime Security missions on the Great Lake and St. Lawrence Seaway in addition to the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts. Under the "Mid-Shore" designation, they are approved to operate up to 120 nautical miles offshore.
Built by Irving Shipbuilding Inc, Halifax NS
With their steel hulls and aluminium superstructure, the fleet of nine Mid-Shore Patrol Vessels are deployed in support of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Compliance and Enforcement programs with responsibility to:
The nine sister vessels built under the program are named as follows:
Of the two west coast positioned vessels, Seaman Martin Charles was a Hereditary Chief of the Nitinat Band in Bamfield BC. He earned the Medal of Bravery for his role in 1976 in a search and rescue incident that began with a sunken fishing vessel and ended with the loss of a helicopter assisting in rescue efforts. Captain Goddard M.S.M. is named for Captain Nichola Goddard who was awarded the Meritous Service Medal for her service in Afghanistan from January 2006, until her death in combat in May 2006.
Ship of the Week contributed by Captain Stephen Brown, West Pacific Marine Ltd.
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