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Just when you thought you knew where you are on the water,...
Thank you Mitch Miller for training me in MEDA3 and SVOP they were absolutly wonderful classes id reccomend anyone to take his courses
The demise of the best (visual) navigation aids on Lake Erie.
Plaque on the brockville water level station

Miller Marine Training provides Transport Canada approved small commercial vessel operator and crew training.

Transport Canada approved marine safety training for small commercial vessel operators.

bbc.com

Scientists explain magnetic pole's wanderings

bbc.com The North Magnetic Pole has been racing across the top of the world, from Canada towards Siberia.

Obviously too much time on-board!

bbc.com

Cruise ship collision sinks Venezuela navy vessel

Very strange Covid story.

bbc.com The cruise ship's owners say the naval vessel rammed it, but Venezuela accuses the ship of "piracy".

[03/27/20]   All upcoming marine training courses have been postponed until life returns to normal

Does anyone remember the meaning of this flag I’m flying?

apple.news

Earliest Spring in over 100 years arrives on Thursday — The Weather Network

Sounds like good news to me.

apple.news The Leap Year and Daylight Saving Time teamed up to gift us an early spring

Lake Pueblo State Park

Close call today! Accidents happen and the operator is safe, thank goodness! But this is a great reminder to use your kill switch lanyard and to wear your lifejacket ALL OF THE TIME.
This first attempt to stop the boat in the "circle of death" didn't work, but the second did. Thank you to the guys from the South Shore Marina-Lake Pueblo, CO for the save!!

These are the remaining courses scheduled for the spring of 2020. Additional courses may be added in May.

Canadian Coast Guard

Automatic Identification System – 🤔 Now that’s a mouthful. Ever wonder how we keep track of vessels out on the water? Watch this video to find out!

As part of the Oceans Protection Plan, we are getting ready to release the Collaborative Situational Awareness Portal. Shaped by Indigenous partners and response organizations it will also serve as a tool to keep track of vessels on the water. http://ow.ly/Zda430qiEcA

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Aids to navigation

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Aids to Navigation is found here

ccg-gcc.gc.ca Aids to navigation

Awesome field trip with my Western Maritime Institute - Bridgewatch Class to the MCTS and aboard the CCGS Private Roberson at the Coast Guard Station, Patricia Bay, near Victoria.

nytimes.com

Overtaken by Frigid Seas, Hours From Help, There Was Little Chance of Survival

nytimes.com For an Alaskan fishing industry with an improving safety record, the sinking of the Scandies Rose was a devastating loss. It also began an astonishing tale of endurance.

Western Maritime Institute Canada

We are less than a week away from entering our second half of the school year! With that in mind, we want to hear about your favourite memories from our courses so far! What course did you take and what was the best memory you made from it?

#westernmaritimeinstitute #marinetraining #schoolyear20192020 #teamtraining #goingtosea #courseready #careerbound

macleans.ca

Broken steering. Out of options. Lost at sea. Inside a dramatic rescue in the North Atlantic

Good job on the rescue !!!

macleans.ca The Makena set out for Halifax in fine weather under the steady hand of a respected skipper. It would be the yacht’s last voyage—and only the heroics of Canadian rescuers would spare its crew from tragedy.

pbs.org

Life on a Freighter | Season 1 Episode 2 | Great Lakes Now

pbs.org Life on a Freighter | Episode 1002/Segment 2

This is how a pyrotechnic line thrower looks in slo-mo. You should not be looking at it as it's fired!

Kingston Courses 2020

Small commercial vessel operator in training!

whowhatwhy.org

The Paradox of Global Warming and Colder Winters - WhoWhatWhy

whowhatwhy.org If the cold weather makes it harder for you to argue with climate change deniers about the existence of global warming, this story is for you.

Went with my Bridgewatch class to Seaspan today in North Vancouver. Great opportunities for employment!!!

Thanks from me and my class to BC Ferries for the field trip aboard the Coastal Inspiation

My Bridgewatch Rating class is working hard on their chartwork problems at the Western Maritime Institute.

Western Maritime Institute Canada

Registrations are now open for our MED STCW Advanced Firefighting course in November!

Contact our Admissions staff today!
#MarineTraining #WesternMaritimeInstitute #AdvancedFirefighting #MEDSTCW #MarineSafety

Ride the Falkirk Wheel in Scotland

Took a ride this summer on the Falkirk Wheel in Scotland. It's a unique lock system - to say the least!

Coast Guard Station Cobourg Cape Rescue

Marine Search and Rescue on Lake Ontario featuring Canadian Coast Guard and Canadian Air Force

cosmosmagazine.com

What happens when magnetic north and true north align?

cosmosmagazine.com Paul Wilkes, from Australia’s CSIRO, has been inspired by a rare event.

cheknews.ca

WATCH: Parks Canada releases first images from inside Franklin Expedition ship that sank in Arctic seas more than 170 years ago

cheknews.ca Parks Canada has released the first pictures from inside the HMS Terror, one of the two ships in the doomed Franklin Expedition. The pictures show a vessel amazingly shipshape despite more than 170 years beneath the Arctic seas. Parks Canada archaeologist Ryan Harris says a robotic camera showed eve...

tsb.gc.ca

Marine Transportation Safety Investigation Report M17P0098 - Transportation Safety Board of Canada

It happens ...

tsb.gc.ca Partial sinking with loss of life, Commercial sport fishing vessel BC1329967 (Catatonic), Tofino, British Columbia, 30 April 2017

maritime-executive.com

AMVER Vessel Saves Fishermen Adrift in Western Pacific

maritime-executive.com On August 14, the Wallem-managed bulker ISL Starrescued eight Indonesian fishermen who hadlost power...

maritime-executive.com

The Maritime Executive: Maritime News | Marine News

Very interesting stories found here ...

maritime-executive.com The maritime industry’s leading source for breaking maritime and marine news including shipping news, offshore news, piracy news and more

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RNLI: To Survive Cold Water Shock, Take a Moment to Float

Great article on Cold Water Shock

maritime-executive.com The UKs Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) says that its simple survival advice for cold wat...

vancouverisawesome.com

Remembering the deadly day when a Russian freighter rammed BC Ferries' Queen of Victoria

vancouverisawesome.com On Aug. 2, 1970, The Queen of Victoria ferry was rammed on the port side by the Russian freighter Sergey Yesenin, killing three passengers.

U.S. Coast Guard Sector Detroit

Around 2:00 a.m. this morning, U.S. Coast Guard rescue crews from Small Boat Station’s Port Huron and Harbor Beach, and an air crew from Air Station Detroit responded to a capsized boat in Lake Huron, near Port Sanilac, MI.

Two adult men were fishing in an 18 foot boat around 10:00 a.m. Thursday morning when their boat was overwhelmed by a wave and capsized.

The daughter of one of the men notified the U.S. Coast Guard around 11:30 p.m. that her dad usually returns after 4 hours, and provided a normal fishing spot.

The men were rescued after 14 hours, and after 2 hours of U.S. Cost Guard search efforts. They were able to survive because they were wearing life jackets, they stayed with their boat by sitting on the hull, and they had a flash light to shine at the U.S. Coast Guard helicopter. This light assisted the searches in finding them!

This case had a great ending, and can be accredited to both people wearing life jackets, filing a float plan, and having a flash light as an additional life saving device.

(Photos courtesy of Air Station Detroit)

The word is out, got a new gig on Gabriola !

Small Commercial Vessel Operator Training Courses

Since 2013, Miller Marine Training has been delivering Transport Canada approved marine safety training for small commercial vessel operators and crew across Ontario.

Mitch Miller is a Transport Canada accredited Marine Safety Instructor with the Western Maritime Institute in Ladysmith, BC.

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