Professional Mariner - December 2017/January 2018

Calling all nominees for Plimsoll Awards

Do you know an individual or organization that has made an important contribution to safety in the maritime industry? Professional Mariner invites you to nominate them for a Samuel Plimsoll Award.

Subchapter M at a glance

Subchapter M became law on June 20, 2016, creating a comprehensive towing vessel safety system that includes company compliance, vessel compliance, vessel standards and oversight.

Idle BC crew boat finds new niche as commuter ferry

Traveling the coasts of North America, it is not uncommon to see crew boats from the 1970s and ’80s tucked away in a backwater or corner of a port — the older ones built in steel with a pair of 12V-71 Jimmies, the newer ones in aluminum with a variety of four-cycle engines.

Canadian ferries at a glance

Statistics on Canada's ferry transportation network, according to the 2015 report “Keeping Canada Moving” from the Canadian Ferry Operators Association.

Key recommendations

Safety and administrative recommendations in the U.S. Coast Guard’s report on the El Faro disaster.

Casualty briefs

Quebec tug catches fire after mechanical problem Canada’s Transportation Safety Board (TSB) is investigating a fire aboard a tugboat operating on the St. Lawrence River near Port Cartier, Quebec. The 99-foot Brochu sustained a mechanical failure followed by a fire…