Training Lags a Year Behind the Code

Training Lags a Year Behind the Code

Date:  January 2017

In the January 2017 “Decoding the Polar Code” supplement to Marine Propulsion, Captain Snider describes the effect on crewing onboard Polar voyaging ships as a result of STCW manning related amendments becoming effective one year later than the bulk of the Polar Code

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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