Shiptalk Episode 9 Capt. Duke Snider

Shiptalk Episode 9 Capt. Duke Snider

Date:  June 2020

Capt. David (Duke) Snider, Ice Expert, Founder of Martech Polar Consulting ( and Author of Polar Ship Operations ( ) talks to Capt. VS Parani about the challenges of operating ships in ice, the Polar Code, and what’s behind his saying ‘ice is not ice is not ice’.

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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