Ice-free Arctic waters open up new opportunities and dangers
PDF Document: Professional_Mariner_Feb2009
In the February 2009 issue of Professional Mariner magazine, Captain Kelly Sweeny discusses some of the issues surrounding potential increased shipping in the Arctic, and with input from Martech Polar’s Captain David Snider, the issues surrounding the need for formal global standards for Ice Navigators
Captain Snider, Principal Consultant
Captain David (Duke) Snider, MM, BMS, FNI, FRGS
Captain Snider is the CEO and Principal Consultant of Martech Polar Consulting, Ltd. He is a Master Mariner and with 40 years at sea, operating vessels in a variety of ice regimes in the Arctic, Antarctic, Baltic, Great Lakes and Eastern North American waters. He also has extensive tenure onboard coastal and offshore research vessels as Chief Officer and Master. He retired from Canadian Coast Guard service as Regional Director Fleet Western Region in 2012.
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