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IIMS Canada AGM Meeting Minutes

Minutes of meeting held on April 29th 2017

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

Opening Remarks:
Drew Korek welcomed our 2 guest speakers Chris Loat & Mike Duff then Ed O’Connor started his opening remarks. Ed reviewed what the IIMS Canada Continue reading “IIMS Canada AGM Meeting Minutes”

2nd IIMS Canada Annual General Meeting

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

Tel: 604-688-7711

For further details and to reserve your place email: phoenixmarine@shaw.ca

Please reserve your place by 27th April latest as either a real time or online zoom video conferencing delegate. See Conference brochure: IIMS Canada 2nd AGM brochure April 29 2017

 

IIMS Canada Regional Director wins top award

Drew celebrating his award at the IIMS gala dinner with Elle Hardham (far left) and Elly Bryant from IIMS head office
Drew celebrating his award at the IIMS gala dinner with Elle Hardham (far left) and Elly Bryant from IIMS head office

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.”

 

September 2016 Report Magazine published

IIMS has published the September 2016 edition of The Report magazine. Follow this link: IIMS Report Magazine

Highlights of this issue include:

• IIMS 25th Anniversary Conference and AGM. Full report and photos

• RNLI marine surveyors helping to save lives at sea

• Debunking the myths of the safety management system

• Why enhancing your standards as a surveyor really matters

• Verified Gross Mass – new regulations

• The hidden dangers of carbon monoxide afloat

• Synthetic (Composite) Rigging – An introduction

• A comparison of lashings for heavy lift cargoes

• A marine surveyor’s report on the new ‘Insurance Act 2015’

• A day in the life of Paul Homer

IIMS Canada branch stamp

The IIMS Canada branch is having a special stamp made, which will be issued to all paid up members of the Institute.

Watch this space for more details. An image of the artwork showing what the stamp will look like is shown below.

IIMS Canada stamp
IIMS Canada stamp

IIMS Canada Branch to hold its first meeting

The first meeting of the IIMS Canada branch will be held at the Mission to Seafarers in Vancouver
The first meeting of the IIMS Canada branch will be held at the Mission to Seafarers in Vancouver

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.

The meeting agenda: IIMS Canada Branch inaugural meeting agenda