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Inaugural IIMS Canada Branch Vancouver conference voted a great success

The Lonsdale Quay Hotel hosted the IIMS Canada Branch Conference
The Lonsdale Quay Hotel hosted the IIMS Canada Branch Conference

A group of 40 plus attendees (including online delegates) and marine industry experts gathered for the first full-scale marine surveying Conference to be held in Vancouver by the International Institute of Marine Surveying Canada Branch on 6/7 March. Judging by the positive feedback from those who attended, the event was a great success.

The Lonsdale Quay Hotel in North Vancouver with its quirky market and food stalls on the ground floor proved to be a highly popular choice of venue and their hospitality team worked hard to satisfy everyone with a non-stop stream of coffee, pastries and savoury food.

Unable to join in person for business reasons, Regional Director, Ed O’Connor, said a few words to open the conference, before inviting Continue reading “Inaugural IIMS Canada Branch Vancouver conference voted a great success”

Join us for the IIMS Canada Branch Conference and AGM on 6/7 March 2020

IIMS Canada would like to invite you to the 2020 Canadian Branch Conference and AGM in the Lonsdale Quay Hotel in North Vancouver on Friday 6 March and Saturday 7 March 2020.

The conference will be a two-day educational event with subjects and topics appealing to all disciplines of marine surveying. IIMS CEO, Mike Schwarz, will be in attendance.

Details of speakers can be found here.

IIMS, SAMS, NAMS and others industry professionals are welcome to participate.

CPD points are awarded to all IIMS members who attend – non IIMS members please check with your organisation’s policy for CE’s or CPD’s.

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Report Magazine December 2019 available to read

Highlights of the publication – the biggest Report Magazine ever published at 108 pages – include:

– Special features and articles about IMO 2020
– End of life boats and what to do with them
– Biological corrosion and what surveyors should know
– How to get super rich by selling superyachts
– Insurance claims are increasing – what can surveyors do about this?
– Full report of the UAE Branch Conference with photos
– A Day in the Life of David Pestridge
– Risk assessment and management
– CEO round up of the year
– New safety briefings
– A wealth of member and marine news, plus a roundup of new products hitting the market

Read the December 2019 Report Magazine online in e-reader format or in pdf format

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

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