May 2019

In Memorium – Frank W. Greenwood 1929-2019

By | May 15th, 2019|Leadership|

GREENWOOD, Frank Weston. Frank passed away 11 May 2019, in Victoria, BC, at 89 years of age. Beloved husband and soul-mate of Margaret ('Jo') for 65 years, father of Nigel (Deborah), Richard (Monika), and Kevin (Kim), and grandfather of Franz, Ian, Paul, Andrew, Maria, Tony, and Megan, he will be sorely missed but lives on [...]

Embarked in USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71)

By | May 15th, 2019|Leadership|

From the 5th to 12th of May I had the priviledge of embarking in one of the most powerful assets of the US Navy - the carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt. Named for the 26th President of the United States, this ship exemplifies "TR"'s maxim "Speak softly and carry a big stick." My role onboard was [...]

March 2019

Maritime Security Challenges Conference 2018

By | March 1st, 2019|Leadership|

In October, shortly after returning from 77 days away as ice-navigator in a bulk carrier bring iron ore out of northern Baffin Island, I was able to participate in the Maritime Security Challenges conference of Maritime Forces Pacific in Victoria. This gave me an excellent opportunity to share some of my practical perspectives on Arctic [...]

October 2017

NWP Transits in 2017

By | October 6th, 2017|Leadership|

This summer I had the great pleasure to sail as assistant ice navigator to Martech Polar's Captain Duke Snider onboard the MSV Nordica, as she conducted a repositioning transit from Vancouver to Nuuk, experiencing the earliest transit ever of the NWP. Along with a great collection of maritime expertise (Cdn Coast Guard and US Coast [...]