Canadian Sailings 04 April 2005 Issue describes Nautical Institute British Columbia Branch Seminar on Piracy and Terrorism. Martech Polar one of five marine industry sponsors
March 2005 Newsletter from Victoria, British Columbia Bed and Breakfast Inn Wayward Navigator. Captain David Snider describes his involvement in Crossing the Line Films documentary "The Lost Expedition" on the fate of Sir John Franklin's ill-fated 1850's search for the Northwest Passage.
Nautical Institute Journal Seaways January 2005 reports on the presentation of Commendation Certificate to Captain David Snider by Past President Captain Martin Scott FNI
Profile of Captain David Snider, Ice Pilot. Published in Victoria Times Colonist 27 June 2004 and The Province, web posted on Canada.com
Author: Captain David Snider of Martech Polar Consulting Ltd.Buy Book
Captain Snider is the CEO and Principal Consultant of Martech Polar Consulting, Ltd. He is a Master Mariner and with 33 years at sea, operating vessels in a variety of ice regimes in polar regions, the Baltic, Great Lakes and Eastern North American waters.
Captain Snider has served onboard Naval, Commercial and Coast Guard Vessels. As an Ice Navigator, he has authored and contributed to many ice regime shipping feasibility studies. He retired from Canadian Coast Guard service as Regional Director Fleet Western Region in 2012.
Captain Snider holds a Bachelor of Maritime Studies degree from the Memorial University of Newfoundland and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal in 2011 for his years as a member of the Nautical Institute.
Captain Snider is President of the Nautical Institute and Chair of the Ice Navigator Working Group. The Ice Navigator Working Group is tasked with advancing the Nautical Institute's goal of establishing a global standard for ice navigators and contributing to safe navigation in ice-covered waters. Captain Snider participated in IMO discussions leading to the Polar Code as The Nautical Institute's subject matter expert on ice navigation.
Martech Polar Consulting, Ltd. is a privately-owned company providing global ice pilotage and navigation services in accordance with IMO Guidelines for Ships Operating in Polar Waters and Canadian Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Regulations.
It was quite a shock to log onto Tumblr the other day and actually see the last time I posted a blog.
While wearing one of my other hats, as Senior Vice President of The Nautical Institute and member of The Institute’s NGO delegation to IMO, I am very much focused on the Polar Code as it progresses through it’s latest re-incarnation.