In attendance; Barry Andrews, Cecil Noronha, Ian Hopkinson, Harold Gordon, Don Rose, Don Kimura, Dave Logan, Jon Logan, Sarah White, David Wood, Justin White, Keith Davies, Peter Golden, George Geatros, Jostien Hoddevik, Lachlan Machenzig, Alistair Beaton, Mike Duff, Drew Korek, Chris Loat, Ed O’Connor (via zoom) and Don Tranter (via zoom).
Meeting Called to Order@ 10:22 PST
Notice is hereby given that the 2nd Annual General Meeting of the IIMS Canada branch will take place on Saturday 29 April in Vancouver.
The IIMS Canada Committee invites all members to join the AGM (either in person or by video conferencing link) on Saturday 29 April 2017 for their 2nd Annual General Meeting, to be held at the Coast Plaza Hotel. There will be a business meeting, guest speakers, lunch, and opportunities to socialize with other members.
The venue is:
Coast Plaza Hotel, 1763 Comox Street, Vancouver, British Columbia
At the IIMS Awards for Excellence in Marine Surveying, IIMS Canada Branch Regional Director, Capt Andrew (Drew) Korek was announced as the winner in the Marine Surveying Project of the Year (Commercial Shipping) category. The awards were held as part of the IIMS silver jubilee celebrations as a centrepiece of the 25th Anniversary Conference. Sir Alan Massey, CEO of the Maritime & Coastguard Agency, presented Drew with his award.
Drew was nominated for his attendance as Marine Warranty Surveyor and for the successful completion of the heavy lift project on the heavy lift vessel m/v ”Happy Star” from the BigLift Shipping BV to transport two complete shiploaders from China to Canada. Discharging and assembly operations were carried out in extreme arctic weather conditions with temperatures plummeting to -37 degrees Celsius plus windchill factor. The project is now the subject of a Mighty Ships programme.
Speaking about his award, Drew commented, “Although totally unexpected, I am truly honoured to receive this prestigious award.”
The inaugural meeting of the IIMS Canada Branch, following the successful amalgamation of the Association of Marine Surveyors British Columbia, was held at the Mission to Seafarers in Vancouver on Saturday. A good number of members were present in person with others joining online. Regional Director, Drew Korek, opened the meeting and chaired the proceedings until the new Chairman officially took up his position.
The principle aim of the meeting was to elect a committee, a goal which was achieved.
The new committee of IIMS Canada branch is as follows:
Chairman: Ed O’Connor
Secretary: Alistair Beaton
Treasurer: Jostein Hoddevik
Committee member (West): Ian Hopkinson
Committee member (East): Said Nassif
The Regional Director, which is a non elected position, is held by Capt Andrew Korek
The Battle of the Atlantic Ceremony is going to be held on Sunday at 10:00 on the 1st of May 2016 At Sailors Point in North Vancouver.
The Company of Master Mariners and the International Institute of Marine Surveying and others will be placing a wreath.
About the Battle of the Atlantic
The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest continuous battle of the Second World War and one in which Canada played a central role. The battle began on the opening day of the war in September 1939 and ended almost six years later with Germany’s surrender in May 1945.
The inaugural meeting of the International Institute of Marine Surveying Canada Branch will take place on Saturday 30 April 2016 from 12.00 until 14.00 local time at the Mission to Seafarers, 401 E Waterfront Rd, Vancouver, BC V6A 4G9, Canada.
An agenda will be published here shortly, but the main aim at this first meeting is to establish a working committee to run and manage the affairs of IIMS Canada. The committee will comprise of a Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and at least one (ideally two) general committee members. If you are an IIMS Canada member, please consider putting yourself forward for one of these positions, which are to be for a two year term, to be voted on the day. Being a committee member is deliberately not expected to be an onerous task.
The role of the newly elected committee will be to manage the financial affairs locally (there is money in the IIMS Canada bank) and to look at the provision of surveyor training in Canada, organise some meetings going forward and to ensure that the branch is represented to relevant maritime and marine authorities in Canada.
If you are not able to join the meeting in person, there will be the possibility to join remotely online using appropriate technology. More to come later this week.
If you require further information at this time, or wish to put your name forward to become a Committee Member, please email Drew Korek, Regional Director or call him on 001 604 220 7520.
International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS) Canada launches regional website.
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