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