As a leader in global ice pilotage and navigation services, Captain Snider regularly contributes to industry publications and reports. Captain Snider was the lead author of the Ice Navigator Standards, which was developed for Transport Canada and submitted to the IMO for inclusion in the Polar Code. He also assisted in writing an Arctic Passage Planning guideline that is now incorporated in the Canadian Coast Guard publication, Ice Navigation in Canadian Waters.
Captain Snider’s latest book, Polar Ship Operations — A Practical Guide, brings the full benefit of his experience in polar shipping and as a highly-qualified ice navigator to describe the human, technical, environmental and operational challenges of the Polar Regions. This is a hard, unforgiving environment that requires diligence and deliberation in the planning and execution of voyages, as set out in this book.
Polar Ship Operations
A Practical Guide
Captain Snider brings the full benefit of his extensive experience in polar shipping and as a highly qualified ice navigator to describe the human, technical, environmental and operational challenges of transiting polar seas. This new edition has been updated to take account of IMO’s Polar Code, which came into force in 2017
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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