Council of Marine Carriers: Tugboat Industry Conference

Tugboat Industry 2017 Conference: The State of the Industry in 2017
June 1 to 3, 2017 -- Whistler, BC


Session One: Relationship with the Wider Industry

Shipping Trends and Tug Requirements -- Robert Lewis-Manning, Chamber of Shipping
DSIP - Past, Present & Future -- a Classification Perspective -- Ben Thompson, Lloyd's Register Marine & Offshore
Safety Management Systems: What, Where and How -- Bob Beadell, Invicta Marine Ltd.

Session Two: Expanding the Partnership

Pilotage Issues Along the Coast: the Waiver System -- Kevin Obermeyer, Pacific Pilotage Authority
Panel Session on Expanding the Partnership: Moderator Captain Stephen Brown will lead a discussion with Michael Davies (Kinder Morgan), Eric Butler (Chevron), Captain Robin Stewart (BC Coast Pilots) and Michael Lowry (Western Canada Marine Response Corporation)

Session Three: Industry Support

Escort & Rescue Tugs: Designing for the Future Needs of the BC Coast -- Mike Phillips, Robert Allan Ltd.
Marine Claims and Underwriting -- Ben Harris, London Shipowners Club

Session Four: The Broader Horizon

Puget Sound Harbor Safety Committee Viewpoint -- Captain John Veentjer, Marine Exchange of Puget Sound
Transport Canada overview of Canada's Ocean Protection Plan -- Yvette Myers, Transport Canada Marine Safety and Security
Canada's Ocean Protection Plan from the CCG Perspective -- Brian Wootton, Canadian Coast Guard


CMC/B.C. Tugboat Industry Golf Tournament
Hospitality Reception
Legacy Award Presentation to Captain Joe Gosse
Exhibitors Cocktail Party
Evening Reception, Gala, Dinner, Entertainment and Casino



Thanks to our sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors:

Bracewell Marine Group Ltd.

Island Tug and Barge Ltd.

Gold Sponsors:

Chevron Canada

Mercury Launch & Tug Ltd.

Port of Vancouver

SAAM SMIT Towage Canada

Silver Sponsors:

ABS Americas Division

Alexander Holburn Beaudin & Lang LLP

Allied Shipbuilders Ltd.

British Columbia Ferry Services Inc.

Chamber of Shipping

Ledcor Resources & Transportation

Nanaimo Port Authority

North Arm Transportation

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Robert Allan Ltd.

Super-Valu (1645 East First Avenue)

Bronze Sponsors:

Aon Reed Stenhouse Inc.

Kinder Morgan

Redden Net and Rope Ltd.


We look forward to seeing you there! 



For more information:

Council of Marine Carriers