Risk Assessment

February 2018

SNAME “Polar Issue” of Marine Technology

By | February 6th, 2018|Ice Navigation, Risk Assessment|

I was honoured during my voyage onboard the Chinese research ship Xue Long last summer to be asked to write on risk management in ice for the Polar Issue of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers' (SNAME) magazine Marine Technology. Fortunately for me, I was very ably assisted by Ivana Kubat of the [...]

September 2016

NWP 2016 in RRS Ernest Shackleton

By | September 19th, 2016|Ice Navigation, Risk Assessment|

I sailed this summer in RRS Ernest Shackleton as Assistant Ice Navigator during her escort of MV Crystal Serenity during that ship's historic transit of the Northwest Passage. Shackleton is a "Type A" icebreaker under Canadian rules that is usually employed in logistic support of the five scientific bases of the British Antarctic Survey. During [...]

October 2015

Designing a command development scheme to suit a 21st century Navy

By | October 29th, 2015|Emergency Management, Leadership, Marine Pilots, Maritime Security, Risk Assessment|

Command at sea has been an abiding preoccupation of The Nautical Institute. Indeed, possession of a command qualification used to be the primary requirement of membership. Recent articles in Seaways have dealt with both the philosophies and practicalities of preparing young officers for the challenges of command. In this article, I would like to share the Royal [...]

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May 2015

NIBC Conference | Maritime Energy Transport

By | May 1st, 2015|Ice Navigation, Marine Pilots, Naval Training, Operational Analysis, Risk Assessment|

May 7-8, 2015 Victoria, British Columbia, Canada The subject of energy transport by sea grows ever more topical in BC. Numerous proponents are aggressively pushing plans for LNG export from different locations on the coast, aided by a provincial government that is eager to realize economic gains from this new industry. Proposals to increase oil [...]

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